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abusive (adjective), more abusive, most abusive
1. Using harsh and insulting language: Wayne's wife spoke to him in a more abusive manner than usual when he came home late without letting her know in advance.
2. Using or involving physical violence or emotional cruelty: Fortunately, there are not as many people who are in abusive relationships as there are those who have good relationships.

Mary's husband was accused of using the most abusive punishment of his children whenever they did not do what he told them to do.

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