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Synonyms and Antonyms of abuse

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abuse

synonym (synonym of abuse)

  • (noun)
    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that m more.. (noun)
     
  • (noun.act)
    cruel or inhumane treatment (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a rude expression intended to offend or hurt (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.act)
    improper or excessive use (noun.act)
     
  • (verb.social)
    treat badly (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.change)
    change the inherent purpose or function of something (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    use foul or abusive language towards (verb.communication)
     

hypernym (abuse IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a rude expression intended to offend or hurt (noun.communication)
    an expression of lack of respect (noun.communication)
     
  • change the inherent purpose or function of something (verb.change)
    use up, consume fully (verb.consumption)
     
  • cruel or inhumane treatment (noun.act)
    the practice of treating (someone or something) badly (noun.act)
     
  • improper or excessive use (noun.act)
    the act of using (noun.act)
     
  • treat badly (verb.social)
    interact in a certain way (verb.social)
     
  • use foul or abusive language towards (verb.communication)
    attack in speech or writing (verb.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF abuse relation)

  • a rude expression intended to offend or hurt (noun.communication)
    unscrupulous abuse (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    foul-mouthed or obscene abuse (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a remark capable of wounding mentally (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will (noun.communication)
     
  • change the inherent purpose or function of something (verb.change)
    violate or abuse (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.consumption)
    use a name, such as God, without proper respect (verb.consumption)
     
  • cruel or inhumane treatment (noun.act)
    the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    failure of caretakers to provide adequate emotional and physical care for a child (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering (noun.act)
     
  • improper or excessive use (noun.act)
    excessive use of drugs (noun.act)
     
  • treat badly (verb.social)
    treat badly; abuse (verb.social)
     
  • use foul or abusive language towards (verb.communication)
    abuse with coarse language (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    spread negative information about (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    heap obscenities upon (verb.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from abuse)

synonym antonym hypernym hyponym derivation aggrieve oppress ill-treatment ill-usage contumely insult applaud conserve favor protect sustain benefit mistreatment employment discourtesy disrespect expend use child abuse child neglect persecution cruelty drug abuse habit ill-treat misuse pervert misapply blackguard rail

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