abusive


abusive
-siv
adjective (using insulting language: He wrote an abusive letter to the manager.) ofensivo, injurioso, ultrajante
abusive
tr[ə'bjʊːsɪv]
adjective
1 (insulting) injurioso,-a, insultante
abusive [ə'bju:sɪv] adj
1) abusing: abusivo
2) insulting: ofensivo, injurioso, insultante
abusively adv
abusive
adj.
abusivo, -a adj.
injurioso, -a adj.
insultante adj.
ofensivo, -a adj.
ə'bjuːsɪv
adjective insultante, grosero

he began to use abusive language — empezó a lanzar improperios (frml)

to become abusive — empezar* a soltar groserías

[ǝb'juːsɪv]
ADJ
1) (=offensive) ofensivo, insultante; [language] lleno de insultos, injurioso

to be abusive to sb — ser grosero a algn, decir cosas injuriosas a algn more frm

to become abusive — ponerse grosero

2) (physically) [person] que maltrata; [relationship] de malos tratos
3) (sexually) [person] que abusa (sexualmente); [relationship] de abuso sexual
4) [practice] abusivo
* * *
[ə'bjuːsɪv]
adjective insultante, grosero

he began to use abusive language — empezó a lanzar improperios (frml)

to become abusive — empezar* a soltar groserías


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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