Definition of abusively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈbjuːsɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈbjuːsɪvli//
    jump to other results
  1. 1in a way that is rude and offensive; in a way that criticizes somebody/something rudely and unfairly He shouted abusively at the referee.
  2. 2in a way that involves violence to treat someone abusively