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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (violent)
a. abusivo
My best friend in elementary school was abusive. She pushed me into a rocking chair and I cracked my skull.Mi mejor amiga en la primaria era abusiva. Me empujó en una mecedora y me fracturé el cráneo.
b. maltratador
Abusive partners often have a dual personality.Las parejas maltratadoras suelen tener doble personalidad.
c. de maltrato
Regina was in an abusive relationship. After he broke her arm, she finally called the police.Regina se encontraba en una relación de maltrato. Después de que él le rompió el brazo, por fin llamó a la policía.
d. de malos tratos
Many women stay in an abusive situation due to financial reasons.Muchas mujeres se quedan en una situación de malos tratos por motivos económicos.
2. (insulting)
a. ofensivo
For many people, women walking down the street practically nude at carnival is abusive to women.Para muchas personas, que haya mujeres caminando por la calle prácticamente desnudas en el carnaval es ofensivo para las mujeres.
b. insultante
Sherry was furious when she read Mike's abusive misogynistic text message.Sherry se enfureció cuando leyó el mensaje de texto insultante y misógino de Mike.
c. injurioso
An animal rights activist wrote abusive graffiti on the wall of the furrier's shop.Un activista de los derechos de los animales escribió graffiti injurioso en la pared de la tienda del peletero.
d. grosero
The opposition party is calling the prime minister an abusive madman.El partido de la oposición dice que el primer ministro es demente y grosero.
3. (corrupt)
a. corrupto
The proliferation of abusive financial practices played an important role in the ensuing financial crisis.La proliferación de prácticas financieras corruptas tuvo un papel importante en la crisis económica subsiguiente.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. grosero(a)
2. (language)
a. injurioso(a)
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abusive [əbˈjuːsɪv]
1 (offensive) ofensivo; insultante; [+language] lleno de insultos; injurioso
to be abusive to sb ser grosero a algn; decir cosas injuriosas a algn (formal); to become abusive ponerse grosero
2 (physically) [+person] que maltrata; [+relationship] de malos tratos
3 (sexually) [+person] que abusa (sexualmente); [+relationship] de abuso sexual
...her cruel and abusive husband She was in an abusive relationship for 5 years ...children from abusive homes
4 [+practice] abusivo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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