Abusive vs Dishonorable - What's the difference?

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Abusive is a related term of dishonorable.


As adjectives the difference between abusive and dishonorable

is that abusive is wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; unjust; illegal while dishonorable is without honor, or causing dishonor.

abusive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; unjust; illegal.
  • * I am ... necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof. - Fuller
  • (archaic) Catachrestic.
  • (archaic) Full of abuses; practicing abuse; containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse.
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  • Prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
  • * An abusive lampoon. - A dictionary of the English language
  • (obsolete) Tending to deceive; fraudulent.
  • * An abusive treaty. -
  • (archaic) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
  • * The abusive prerogatives of his see. -
  • (obsolete) Given to misusing.
  • Being physically injurious; characterized by repeated violence.
  • Synonyms

    * reproachful, scurrilous, opprobrious, insolent, insulting, injurious, offensive, reviling, berating, vituperative

    Derived terms

    * abusively * abusiveness

    References

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    dishonorable

    English

    Alternative forms

    * dishonourable

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Without honor, or causing dishonor
  • Lacking respect or ethical principles
  • Derived terms

    * dishonorable discharge English words with consonant pseudo-digraphs