Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an abusive manner; rudely; reproachfully. Improperly; by misuse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an abusive manner; rudely; with abusive language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an abusive manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

abusive +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It seems therefore that the only way to put pressure to bear on states that practice immigration control abusively is to use political countermeasures.

    All the Wrong Reasons « Antiwar.com Blog

  • On the one hand, obviously the poster meant to do it abusively, which is out of order, as you say.

    Is fairness enough?

  • When they thik they can hide safely, like on this blog, they rant abusively, which is really the only thing they learned how to do in their worthless lives.

    Think Progress » Frist and Torture: What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?

  • A US rights group is suing law enforcement officials and airport security agents in Philadelphia on behalf of a student whom they allegedly "abusively" questioned and handcuffed because he was carrying Arabic flashcards.

    Turkish Press

  • A US rights group is suing law enforcement officials and airport security agents in Philadelphia on behalf of a student whom they allegedly "abusively" questioned and handcuffed because he was carrying Arabic flashcards.

    Turkish Press

  • A year ago, the group accused Bush of largely withdrawing from defence of human rights after deciding to combat terrorism "abusively".

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • A US rights group is suing law enforcement officials and airport security agents in Philadelphia on behalf of a student whom they allegedly "abusively" questioned and handcuffed because he was carrying Arabic flashcards.

    Turkish Press

  • A US rights group is suing law enforcement officials and airport security agents in Philadelphia on behalf of a student whom they allegedly "abusively" questioned and handcuffed because he was carrying Arabic flashcards.

    Turkish Press

  • Myspace. co.uk was registered 'abusively' Social networking company MySpace has won the right to have the domain name myspace. co.uk transferred to it despite the fact that it was regis ...

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  • Myspace. co.uk was registered 'abusively' Social networking company MySpace has won the right to have the domain name myspace. co.uk transferred to it despite the fact that it was regis ...

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