Definition of nonabusive in English:

nonabusive

Syllabification: non·a·bu·sive
Pronunciation: /ˌnänəˈbyo͞osiv
 
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adjective

1Not constituting abuse: nonabusive forms of maltreatment
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  • Another unexpected finding was that nonabusive forms of maltreatment were not related to children's attributional processes.
  • In addition to the 9 men who continuously perceived their experiences as abusive, 10 men changed their characterization of the experience from nonabusive to abusive.
  • Cosmetic use is conceptualized as an adaptive, nonabusive approach to life.
1.1Not practicing abuse: nonabusive mothers
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  • Decoding differences between abusive and nonabusive males may result in each person conceptualizing, and therefore responding, to identical conflict situations in very different ways.
  • Accordingly, abusive and nonabusive men may differ in terms of how each decodes, or in effect interprets, certain conflict situations involving their partner.
  • The third hypothesis was that abusive men, compared with nonabusive men, would select significantly less competent coping strategies to manage the situations presented in the hypothetical vignettes.

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