Abusive vs Predatory - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between abusive and predatory
is that abusive
is wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; unjust; illegal while predatory
is of, or relating to a predator.
Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; unjust; illegal.
* I am ... necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof. - Fuller
(archaic) Full of abuses; practicing abuse; containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse. [ ]
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.
* reproachful, scurrilous, opprobrious, insolent, insulting, injurious, offensive, reviling, berating, vituperative
Of, or relating to a predator.
Living by preying on other living animals.
(figuratively) Exploiting or victimizing others for personal gain.
* predatory pricing