Abuseful A*buse"ful, a. Full of abuse; abusive. [R.] ``Abuseful names.'' --Bp. Barlow. [1913 Webster]

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  • abuseful — adjective Full of abuse; abusive …   Wiktionary

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  • abusefulness — noun The characteristic of being abuseful …   Wiktionary

  • abusefully — adverb /əˈbjuːsfəli/ In an abuseful manner; in a manner that abuses …   Wiktionary

  • abusive — (adj.) 1530s (implied in abusively), originally improper, from Fr. abusif, from L. abusivus, from abus , pp. stem of abuti (see ABUSE (Cf. abuse) (v.)). Meaning full of abuse is from 1580s. Abuseful was used 17c., and Shakespeare has abusious (… …   Etymology dictionary

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