Example Sentences

This boss abuses their workers for no discernible reason since it is counter-productive.

I abused the police officer who issued the parking ticket.

You've abused my generosity more times than I should have allowed.

I was warned not to abuse the system.

When a student made a mistake the teacher spared them no abuse.

alcohol abuse

the child showed signs of physical abuse



to treat badly

Synonyms: step


to use foul or abusive language towards

Synonyms: clapperclaw, blackguard, shout


to use wrongly or improperly or excessively


to change the inherent purpose or function of something

Synonyms: pervert, misuse


a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

Synonyms: insult, revilement, contumely, vilification


improper or excessive use

Synonyms: misuse


cruel or inhumane treatment

Synonyms: maltreatment

Other words

black tree fern, burgeon forth, canalize, churchkey, commercialisation, debasing, dry-nurse, empennage, flim-flam, glottal, immanency, information superhighway, input, lucrativeness, micro chip, pansy violet, polymethyl methacrylate, spade casino, unpredictive, white supremacy