Abuse Meaning

There are 7 meaning(s) for word Abuse

Abuse Meaning 1 : cruel or inhumane treatment

    Example : the child showed signs of physical abuse

    Synonyms : ill-treatment,  ill-usage,  maltreatment
Abuse Meaning 2 : treat badly

    Example : This boss abuses his workers

    Synonyms : ill-treat,  ill-use,  maltreat,  mistreat,  step
Abuse Meaning 3 : use foul or abusive language towards

    Example : The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket

    Synonyms : blackguard,  clapperclaw,  shout
Abuse Meaning 4 : change the inherent purpose or function of something

    Example : Don't abuse the system

    Synonyms : misuse,  pervert
Abuse Meaning 5 : a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

    Example : when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse

    Synonyms : contumely,  insult,  revilement,  vilification
Abuse Meaning 6 : improper or excessive use

    Example : alcohol abuse,the abuse of public funds

    Synonyms : misuse
Abuse Meaning 7 : use wrongly or improperly or excessively

    Example : Her husband often abuses alcohol,while she was pregnant, she abused drugs