from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who abuses [in the various senses of the verb].
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who abuses, in speech or behavior; one who deceives.
- n. A ravisher.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who abuses
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When I use the word abuser I'm talking about batterers, both physical and psychological, sexual predators and those who kill the flower of youth with the effluent of inappropriate desire.
Oh, and it's nice to see that Erik Erickson believes that a person who speaks out against an abuser is a bad parent and attention seeker.
Child sexual abuse sadly doesn't happen on a small scale when the possible abuser is a person of great influence.
It shows great restraint and tolerance when the abuser is not called out onit.
In a region filled with human rights stalwarts such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, Hamas, and so on, HRW acts like the most serious human rights abuser is Israel.
But even after the abuser is out of the picture, the fear, the mistrust, the obsessive search for what's true, and the need to control persist.
Calling someone a child abuser is a very serious thing.
The Post claims feminist and gay activists are puzzled by the idea that a violent convicted abuser is more morning-show friendly than a gay man.
The abuser is the brother of Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.
The difference between an abuser and a non-abuser is not how we think or feel, it's that non-abusers manage to control their urges, stifle those moments.