Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person; ill usage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person.
- abusive + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Aphrodite has remained calm, and to an unbiased observer it’s a lot more likely to win people to her side in the fact of the abusiveness from the other side.”
“The consequences of their abusiveness are frequently catastrophic—nearly as devastating as when a parent tells a child that he or she is unloved and unwanted.”
“I finally broke free from the cult, but the years of abusiveness took a heavy toll on my wife and me.”
“Come home, not to meaningless religion or more abusiveness, but to a deep, fulfilling relationship with God Himself.”
“Although abusiveness may have robbed you of your joy, God wants to restore all that has been lost, enriching your life in the process.”
“The consequences of their abusiveness are frequently catastrophic -- nearly as devastating as a parent telling a child that he or she is unloved and unwanted, which is a negative imprint that can last a lifetime, diminishing the recipient's self-worth.”
“Although abusiveness may have robbed you of your joy, God wants to restore all that you have lost, enriching your life in the process.”
“I share a lot of Cory Doctorow's concerns over the move away from people owning their recordings and their books, the abusiveness of shrinkwrap licenses (certainly including Apple's), the many pitfalls of device-locked DRM, and the dangers to both culture and the publishing industry entailed in practices that might wind up giving one or two technology companies a chokehold on our business.”
“Researchers selected 98 full-time employees from a wide range of professions—including accounting, engineering and banking—and asked them to anonymously rate the verbal abusiveness of their bosses on a seven-point scale.”
“Golding's constant self-castigation seems hardly justified by the sporadic incidents of drunken abusiveness Carey records, or a few seamy sexual affairs in his youth, but this intelligent, elegantly written and deeply empathetic biography reminds us that the factual basis of a writer's neuroses is less important than the imaginative use he makes of them.”
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