Abusive: Synonyms and Antonyms


( Adjective )

Using abusive language is considered uncivilized tendency.


1. Insulting

2. Calumniating

3. Castigating

4. Contumelious

5. Disparaging

6. Libelous

7. Maligning

8. Offensive

9. Scolding

10. Reviling

11. Slanderous

Contextual Examples:

The government has been widely castigated in the press for its handling of the economy.

He was most insulting to my wife.

In meeting she always takes the offensive before she can be criticized.

The government is regularly reviled for running down the welfare state.

He scolded me before I left the window shop.

He was charged with slandering a government minister.


1. Approving

2. Complimentary

3. Eulogistic

4. Laudatory

5. Praising

6. Panegyric

Contextual Examples:

She received many approving glances.

She was highly complimentary about my paintings.

He received high praising for his scientific research.

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