1 Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied. I am . . . necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof. Fuller.
2 Given to misusing; also, full of abuses. [Archaic] “The abusive prerogatives of his see.” Hallam.
3 Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.
4 Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous. “An abusive lampoon.” Johnson.
5 Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating. [Obs.] “An abusive treaty.” Bacon.