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abuser Syllabification: abuser
Pronunciation: /əˈbyo͞ozər/

Definition of abuser in English:


1A person who uses something to bad effect or for a bad purpose: notorious abusers of the English language
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  • The dotcom era of the late 90s saw some of the worst abusers of pro-forma earnings manipulations.
  • The chief villain here is technology, or, at least, its malicious abusers.
  • These mind abusers Ayn Rand is talking about are today's educators.
1.1A person who makes excessive and habitual use of alcohol or drugs, especially illegal ones: a chronic cocaine abuser
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  • The authors found that treating drug abusers reduced the crime they committed by 51 percent.
  • I'm a celebrity substance abuser—get me out of this sticky nightmare ballad!
  • Even if the bio-parents are drug abusers or drunkards, the child still has that yearning to know where they come from.
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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  • In more than two-thirds of reported cases, the abusers are family members, according to the National Research Center on Elder Abuse.
  • He said his abuser, who is now dead, once attacked him with a crucifix.
  • The reality was that he was a vile child abuser who deserved whatever criticism he got.
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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  • Some survivors become strong enough to confront their abusers, but allow your counselor to help you figure out what's best for you.
  • They learn to associate sexuality with guilt because of messages about the sexual behavior from the abuser or others who learned about the abuse.
  • Even those daughters who identified their fathers as the abuser blamed their mothers for failing to protect them.

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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