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abuser Syllabification: abuser
Pronunciation: /əˈbjuːzə/

Definition of abuser in English:

noun

1A person who uses something to bad effect or for a bad purpose: notorious abusers of the English language
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  • The federation represents the group that traditionally has been one of the worst abusers of ordinary consumers.
  • I had not been persecuted by any abusers of authority.
  • Many believe that the authorities in their countries of origin should give a lot less freedom to abusers of lax laws.
1.1A person who makes excessive and habitual use of alcohol or drugs, especially illegal ones: a chronic cocaine abuser
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  • Street youth involved in prostitution have been found to be more likely to be abusers of crack cocaine.
  • The confrontational approach can backfire, ultimately fueling resistance on the part of the substance abuser.
  • Strong defenses and a sense of denial are hallmarks of the substance abuser's psychology.
2A person who treats another person or animal with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly: a vicious abuser who beats both his wife and his son
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  • Some cases remain under wraps for a long time simply because the young victims fear being punished by their abusers.
  • A substantial amount of evidence was found by police to indicate that this was a serial abuser.
  • If a clamp down is to be made on beach sellers, these animal abusers should be the first in line.
2.1A person who sexually assaults someone, especially a woman or child: how much do we know about what makes someone a sexual abuser?
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  • In some cases, unfunded laws are examples of "feel good" legislation and are not effective with all sexual abusers.
  • After all, few women would knowingly choose a sexual abuser as their gynecologist.
  • I have campaigned for the safety of children, in order to protect them from sex abusers, and I have used the parliamentary process to do that properly.

Words that rhyme with abuser

accuser, boozer, bruiser, chooser, cruiser, diffuser, infuser, lollapalooza, loser, Marcuse, medusa, mezuzah, misuser, peruser, refuser, snoozer, Sousa, user, yakuza

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