- Adjective. Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.
- Adjective. Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an '''abusive''' author; an '''abusive''' fellow.
- Adjective. Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
- Adjective. (obsolete) Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.