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1. self-abuse

noun. manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure.

Synonyms

  • onanism
  • self-stimulation

Etymology

  • abuse (English)
  • abusen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • self- (English)

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Example sentences of the word sexual-abuse


1. Noun Phrase
* sexual abuse


2. Noun Phrase
Dating violence can take the form of physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse.

2. sexual

adjective. ['ˈsɛkʃuːəl'] having or involving sex.

Synonyms

  • intersexual
  • unisexual
  • sexuality
  • gender
  • sexed

Antonyms

  • homosexual
  • male
  • maleness
  • femaleness

Etymology

  • sexualis (Latin)

3. sexual

adjective. ['ˈsɛkʃuːəl'] involved in a sexual relationship.

Synonyms

  • intimate

Antonyms

  • heterosexual
  • bisexual

Etymology

  • sexualis (Latin)

4. 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))

5. 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))

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. 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))

9. 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))

10. abuse

verb. ['əˈbjuːs, əˈbjuːz'] use wrongly or improperly or excessively.

Synonyms

  • use

Antonyms

  • thicken
  • inflate

Etymology

  • abusen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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