Latin. adv. Loosely, loose improper use of language, term, metaphor. Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied or an improper use. Given to misusing; also, full of abuses. Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow. Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous, cruel or violent, habitually malicious. Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.
Syn. - Reproachful; scurrilous; opprobrious; insolent; insulting; injurious; offensive; reviling.