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1. child

noun. ['ˈtʃaɪld'] a young person of either sex.

Synonyms

  • piccaninny
  • sprog
  • juvenile person
  • preschooler
  • kiddy
  • nestling
  • changeling
  • bairn
  • poster child
  • kindergartener
  • monkey
  • kid
  • scallywag
  • orphan
  • urchin
  • fry
  • child prodigy
  • tyke
  • picaninny
  • bambino
  • waif
  • kindergartner
  • small fry
  • foster child
  • tiddler
  • tike
  • rascal
  • pickaninny
  • peanut
  • child's body
  • silly
  • infant prodigy
  • juvenile
  • street child
  • minor
  • shaver
  • fosterling
  • wonder child
  • rapscallion
  • youngster
  • nipper
  • scamp
  • toddler
  • tot
  • buster
  • foster-child
  • scalawag
  • yearling

Antonyms

  • idle
  • good person
  • cool
  • major

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Example sentences of the word child-abuse


1. Noun Phrase
Pennsylvania has various laws dealing with issues of child abuse, neglect and abandonment.

2. child

noun. ['ˈtʃaɪld'] a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age.

Synonyms

  • offspring
  • babe
  • female offspring
  • stepchild
  • family
  • progeny
  • family unit
  • issue
  • infant
  • baby
  • male offspring
  • army brat
  • kid

Antonyms

  • female offspring
  • parent
  • wise
  • serious

3. abuse

verb. ['əˈbjuːs, əˈbjuːz'] treat badly.

Synonyms

  • kick around
  • step
  • ill-treat
  • mistreat
  • maltreat
  • do by
  • ill-use
  • handle

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • malfunction
  • undiluted
  • uncastrated

Etymology

  • abusen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. abuse

verb. ['əˈbjuːs, əˈbjuːz'] change the inherent purpose or function of something.

Synonyms

  • take in vain
  • pervert
  • misuse
  • fracture
  • expend

Antonyms

  • finish
  • evolution
  • bless
  • communicate

Etymology

  • abusen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. child

noun. ['ˈtʃaɪld'] an immature childish person.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • person
  • individual
  • baby
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • dignified
  • mature
  • unlimited
  • unpardonable

6. abuse

noun. ['əˈbjuːs, əˈbjuːz'] cruel or inhumane treatment.

Synonyms

  • persecution
  • mistreatment
  • ill-usage
  • inhuman treatment
  • cruelty
  • ill-treatment
  • child abuse
  • child neglect

Antonyms

  • praise
  • undeceive
  • cheer
  • walk

Etymology

  • abusen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. abuse

verb. ['əˈbjuːs, əˈbjuːz'] use foul or abusive language towards.

Synonyms

  • assail
  • snipe
  • slang
  • rail
  • blackguard
  • shout
  • assault
  • clapperclaw
  • vituperate
  • round
  • vilify
  • attack
  • curse
  • lash out

Antonyms

  • increase
  • lengthen
  • expand
  • uncut

Etymology

  • abusen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. child

noun. ['ˈtʃaɪld'] a member of a clan or tribe.

Synonyms

  • descendant

Antonyms

  • majority
  • senior

9. abuse

noun. ['əˈbjuːs, əˈbjuːz'] improper or excessive use.

Synonyms

  • utilisation
  • use
  • habit
  • utilization
  • usage
  • drug abuse
  • misuse
  • employment
  • exercise

Antonyms

  • square
  • angular
  • top
  • bottom

Etymology

  • abusen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. abuse

noun. ['əˈbjuːs, əˈbjuːz'] a rude expression intended to offend or hurt.

Synonyms

  • vitriol
  • cut
  • invective
  • revilement
  • discourtesy
  • insult
  • contumely
  • disrespect
  • low blow
  • billingsgate
  • vituperation
  • stinger
  • vilification

Antonyms

  • thin
  • reduce
  • exact
  • refrain

Etymology

  • abusen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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