extremely offensive and insulting.
engaging in or characterized by habitual violence and cruelty.
Leaving an 'abusive' relationship may be punished in a number of ways.
A victim's decision to remain in an 'abusive' relationship may be positively reinforced in several ways.
Not that he was 'abusive' , unkind or violent, he just expected more of her than she often felt she had to give.
The latest move to establish regional offices has created fears of a possible return to repressive and 'abusive' practices.
United Brands produced bananas, and was accused of a variety of 'abusive' practices which were said to infringe Article 86.
In fact, the NRA lent support to some of the most 'abusive' criminal justice practices in effect today.
Nobody who sees this film can point a finger at me for portraying violence, 'abusive' language, or offensive scenes.
When pickers went out on strike, 'abusive' practices of foremen were usually a main source of complaint.
Their antics included shouting, 'abusive' language and touching the bottom of a young air hostess, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
The gratuitous gossip included claims of domestic violence, adultery and 'abusive' relationships.
He could also be prosecuted for behaving anti-socially or using insulting or 'abusive' , including homophobic, language.
It was 1875 when the child labour laws cracked down on this 'abusive' practice.
When you start to get 'abusive' and insulting you have already lost the argument.
Society increasingly perceives individuals to be passive victims of 'abusive' and predatory corporations.
She struggled through divorce, life as a single parent, 'abusive' relationships and another rocky marriage.
Residents complained the young people were using foul language, being 'abusive' and playing ball games in the street into the early hours of the morning.
Individuals should not be allowed to run amok insulting and using 'abusive' language against one another.
They say they have to put up with increased noise, foul and 'abusive' language and a complete loss of privacy since the work was completed earlier this year.
Magistrates heard he was extremely 'abusive' to the police and was warned.
Her e-mails revealed that she's been in an emotionally 'abusive' relationship for about a year.
When partners become 'abusive' , violence becomes regular; sometimes family members kill each other.
If anything, the police were trying to cover up their own 'abusive' practices.
He must also attend school and not use 'abusive' , threatening, insulting or offensive language in public.
Essentially, the challenge is to catch 'abusive' practices without catching harmless practices, to boot.
The order prevents him from harming or threatening anyone in the Mirfield area, using 'abusive' or racist language or taking cars without consent.
There is strong evidence for a link between 'abusive' behaviour and violence in the family of origin.
For decades the prevailing theories tell us that the roots of violence lie in deprived environments and 'abusive' parents.
I think there is a similarity to the attitude of many abused children who blame themselves for the 'abusive' actions of their parents.
One of the main drives behind this campaign is to get proper services in place for women who want to escape from 'abusive' relationships.
He also swore and used 'abusive' language to the manager of Cullompton town hall market on the same day.
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