Dictionary

TWL06 (US, Canada and Thailand) Yes 7 Points
SOWPODS (UK and Others) Yes 7 Points
Enable (Words with Friends) Yes 9 Points

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is abuse a word in Scrabble?

    Yes, abuse is a valid word in scrabble.As per TWL06 dictionary it has 7 points,As per SOWPODS dictionary it has 7 points.

  • Is abuse a word in Words With Friends?

    Yes, abuse is a valid word in words with friends. As per Words with Friends dictionary it has 9 points.

Definition(s)

Noun
1.
meaning: improper or excessive use;
examples: alcohol abuse; the abuse of public funds
synonyms: {misuse}
2.
meaning: a rude expression intended to offend or hurt;
examples: when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse; they yelled insults at the visiting team
synonyms: {insult}; {revilement}; {contumely}; {vilification}
3.
meaning: cruel or inhumane treatment;
examples: the child showed signs of physical abuse
synonyms: {maltreatment}; {ill-treatment}; {ill-usage}
Verb
1.
meaning: use wrongly or improperly or excessively;
examples: Her husband often abuses alcohol; while she was pregnant, she abused drugs
2.
meaning: use foul or abusive language towards;
examples: The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket; The angry mother shouted at the teacher
synonyms: {clapperclaw}; {blackguard}; {shout}
3.
meaning: change the inherent purpose or function of something;
examples: Don't abuse the system; The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers
synonyms: {pervert}; {misuse}
4.
meaning: treat badly;
examples: This boss abuses his workers; She is always stepping on others to get ahead
synonyms: {mistreat}; {maltreat}; {ill-use}; {step}; {ill-treat}
Source of definition(s) is WordNet ® Princeton University wordnet.princeton.edu
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