Practising misuse; making use of harsh terms or ill-treatment: because, an abusive writer; an abusive fellow. Described as or containing punishment; marked by contumely or ill use; harsh; ill-natured; injurious.
Marked by or filled with abuses; corrupt: because, an abusive workout of power.
Misleading, or tending to mislead; used by misuse; improper.
Synonyms and Insolent, insultiug, offensive, scurrilous, ribald, reproachful, opprobrious, reviling.