Abuseful to Acauline

(A*buse"ful) a. Full of abuse; abusive. [R.] "Abuseful names." Bp. Barlow.

(A*bus"er) n. One who abuses [in the various senses of the verb].

(A*bu"sion) n. [OE. abusion, abusioun, OF. abusion, fr. L. abusio misuse of words, f. abuti. See Abuse, v. t.] Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat. Chaucer.

(A*bu"sive) a. [Cf. F. abusif, fr. L. abusivus.]

1. Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.

I am . . . necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof.

2. Given to misusing; also, full of abuses. [Archaic] "The abusive prerogatives of his see." Hallam.

3. Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.

4. Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous. "An abusive lampoon." Johnson.

5. Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating. [Obs.] "An abusive treaty." Bacon.

Syn. — Reproachful; scurrilous; opprobrious; insolent; insulting; injurious; offensive; reviling.

(A*bu"sive*ly), adv. In an abusive manner; rudely; with abusive language.

(A*bu"sive*ness), n. The quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person.

Pick out mirth, like stones out of thy ground,
Profaneness, filthiness, abusiveness.

(A*but") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Abutting.] [OF. abouter, aboter; cf. F. aboutir, and also abuter; a (L. ad) + OF. boter, buter, to push: cf. F. bout end, and but end, purpose.] To project; to terminate or border; to be contiguous; to meet; — with on, upon, or against; as, his land abuts on the road.

(A*bu"ti*lon) n. [Ar. aubutilun.] (Bot.) A genus of malvaceous plants of many species, found in the torrid and temperate zones of both continents; — called also Indian mallow.

(A*but"ment) n.

1. State of abutting.

2. That on or against which a body abuts or presses; as (a) (Arch.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut. Gwilt. (b) (Mech.) A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc. (c) In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil.

(A*but"tal) n. The butting or boundary of land, particularly at the end; a headland. Spelman.

(A*but"ter) n. One who, or that which, abuts. Specifically, the owner of a contiguous estate; as, the abutters on a street or a river.

(A*buzz") a. [Pref. a- + buzz.] In a buzz; buzzing. [Colloq.] Dickens.

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