Noun Definition


1.Definition: a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

"When a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse", "They yelled insults at the visiting team"

Related Noun(s):contumely, insult, revilement, vilification

Category: General

2.Definition: cruel or inhumane treatment

"The child showed signs of physical abuse"

Related Noun(s):maltreatment

Category: General

3.Definition: improper or excessive use

"Alcohol abuse", "The abuse of public funds"

Related Noun(s):misuse

Category: General