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ill-usage, ill-treatment, abuse, maltreatment
n. cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of physical abuse"
abuse, misuse
n. improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
revilement, vilification, contumely, insult, abuse
n. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
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blackguard, clapperclaw, shout, abuse
v. use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
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molestation
n. the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
molestation
n. the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
attack
n. the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); "the film was sensitive to attack by acids"; "open to attack by the elements"
irregularity, abnormality
n. behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
deviance, deviation
n. deviate behavior
injury
n. wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted
shabbiness, iniquity, unfairness, injustice
n. an unjust act
iniquity, wickedness, immorality, evil
n. morally objectionable behavior
turpitude, depravity
n. a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"
misdemeanour, infringement, violation, infraction, misdemeanor
n. a crime less serious than a felony
sex offense, sex crime, sexual abuse, sexual assault
n. a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault"
offensive activity, offence, offense, discourtesy
n. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
offensive activity, offence, offense, discourtesy
n. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
affront, insult
n. a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
indignity
n. an affront to one's dignity or self-esteem
aberration
n. a disorder in one's mental state
traducement, hatchet job, calumniation, obloquy, calumny, defamation
n. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
sally, wisecrack, quip, crack
n. witty remark
dig
n. a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
joke
n. a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
denouncement, denunciation
n. a public act of denouncing
pick at, belittle, disparage
v. express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
affront, insult, diss
v. treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"
poke fun, make fun, jest at, laugh at, blackguard, rib, guy, roast, ridicule
v. subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
condemn
v. compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
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shout
v. utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
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