1. abused

adjective. ['əˈbjuːzd'] used improperly or excessively especially drugs.


  • exploited

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Rhymes with Abused

  • transfused
  • underused
  • excused
  • confused
  • suffused
  • refused
  • recused
  • overused
  • misused
  • infused
  • diffused
  • defused
  • bemused
  • unused
  • enthused
  • amused
  • accused
  • reused
  • perused
  • mused
  • fused
  • cruised
  • bruised
  • rused
  • oozed

Sentences with abused

1. Adjective
In abused children, this adversely affects areas of the brain concerned with emotion and attention.

2. Verb, past participle
When one party feels that trust has been abused, he might want to ease his doubts.

Quotes about abused

1. The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.
- Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

2. It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

3. You know all that sympathy that you feel for an abused child who suffers without a good mom or dad to love and care for them? Well, they don't stay children forever. No one magically becomes an adult the day they turn eighteen. Some people grow up sooner, many grow up later. Some never really do. But just remember that some people in this world are older versions of those same kids we cry for.
- Ashly Lorenzana

2. abused

adjective. ['əˈbjuːzd'] subjected to cruel treatment.


  • ill-treated
  • maltreated
  • battered


  • undamaged
  • new
  • put-upon
  • victimised