abuse

(redirected from abuser)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to abuser: child abuser

Abuse

Everything that is contrary to good order established by usage. Departure from reasonable use; immoderate or improper use. Physical or mental maltreatment. Misuse. Deception.

To wrong in speech, reproach coarsely, disparage, revile, and malign.

abuse

(Corrupt practice), noun baseness, breach of trust, deviation from rectitude, dishonesty, distortion, errooeous use, excessive use, exploitation, fraudulency, ill usage, ill use, improper usage, improper use, jobbery, malfeasance, malversation, misapplication, misappropriation, misemployment, mishandling, mismanagement, misstatement, misusage, misuse, perversion, usus perversus, violation, want of principle, wrong use
Associated concepts: abuse of a mandate, abuse of a proceeddng, abuse of authority, abuse of discretion, abuse of executive authority, abuse of legal process, abuse of power, neglect
Foreign phrases: Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequennia.A conclusion as to the use of a thing from its abuse is invalid. Confirmat usum qui tollit abusum. He confirms a use who removes an abuse. Omnium rerum quarum usus est, potest esse abusus, virtute sola excepta. There may be an abuse of everything of which there is a use, virtue alone excepted.

abuse

(Physical misuse), noun atrocity, bad treatment, damage, debasement, defilement, dishonor, dishonoring, hurt, ill treatment, ill usage, ill use, impairment, indecent assault, injury, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage, molestation, outrage, persecution, victimization, violation
Associated concepts: abuse of a child

abuse

(Misuse), verb abuti, ill-use, injure, make excessive use of, make improper use of, maltreat, manhandle, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mistreat, pervert, use improperly, use wrongly
Associated concepts: abuse of a minor

abuse

(Victimize), verb injure, maltreat, manhandle, mistreat, molest, oppress

abuse

(Violate), verb debauch, defile, degrade, harm, ill-use, persecute, pollute, profane, wrong
See also: aspersion, atrocity, attack, badger, beat, contumely, criticism, damage, debauch, defamation, diatribe, dissipate, endanger, exploit, harm, imprecation, infliction, injury, injustice, insult, malign, maltreat, misapplication, misappropriation, mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misusage, misuse, molest, molestation, obloquy, offend, oppression, persecute, perversion, pervert, provocation, rape, reproach, revilement, shame, strike, transgression, vilification, violation, wrong

ABUSE. Every thing which is contrary to good order established by usage. Merl. Rep. h.t. Among the civilians, abuse has another signification; which is the destruction of the substance of a thing in using it. For example, the borrower of wine or grain, abuses the article lent by using it, because he cannot enjoy it without consuming it. Leg ; El. Dr. Rom. Sec. 414. 416.

References in periodicals archive ?
However, the marijuana abusers also had a significantly higher burden of cardiovascular risk factors than did their non-cannabis abusing counterparts.
Comparison between substance abusing and substance non-abusing schizophrenics (substance abusers and non-abusers).
Her bitter row with Gerry Adams deepened last night as she claimed Sinn Fein protected alleged republican abusers like the way the Catholic Church dealt with paedophile priests.
If you do go somewhere or do something without your partner, or even if he goes along but others are also there, an emotional abuser will punish you later.
0001 Total 62 39 101 Table-5: Substance Abused, its Mode of Intake & Commonly Presenting Symptoms in Substance Abusers Mode of Intake Presenting Oral Symptoms Alcohol Psychogenic Minor Opium Abuser Drugs Tranquilizers (n=1) (n=64) (n=14) (n=3) Headache 9 (14.
Depending on the nature of your relationship with the abuser, you might qualify for an Exclusive Home Possession Order to keep your abuser out of your home.
Some researchers have indicated that drug abusers in China have less faith in people than have nonusers of drugs (Zhu, Chen, & Delexat, 2005).
The poster, created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), showed an image of Steven Barker above the text: "Steven Barker: Animal Abuser, Baby Abuser, Rapist.
In cases where the victim's age ranges between one and five years, global statistics show that 20 to 25 per cent of the abusers come from within the household," he said, adding that most abusers of children are also found to be homosexuals.
After alleged perpetrators speak to the abuse, the next step will be for the claimant to receive compensation, not for the alleged abuser to be charged.
I am 66 years old, my abuser died three years ago, but my daughters' abuser is living the high life with a home in Spain.