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

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