abusive etymology

English word abusive comes from French abuser, Latin abutor, Latin -ivus (Adjective suffix.)

Detailed word origin of abusive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
abuser French (fra) (followed by the preposition de) to take advantage of somebody (especially sexually). (intransitive, slang) to go too far. To abuse (use improperly). To mislead.
abutor Latin (lat) I misuse, abuse; use improperly.. I use up, exhaust, consume (entirely).. I waste, squander.
-ivus Latin (lat) Adjective suffix.
abusus Latin (lat) Consumption. Wasting.
abusivus Latin (lat) Misused.
abusif French (fra) Abusive.
abusive English (eng) (archaic) Catachrestic. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]. (archaic) Full of abuses; practicing abuse; containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse. [First attested in the late 16th century.]. (archaic) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.. (obsolete) Given to misusing. [Attested only in the mid 17th century.]. (obsolete) Tending to deceive; fraudulent. [Attested only [...]

Words with the same origin as abusive

Descendants of abutor
Descendants of -ivus
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