Antonyms of adj abusive

2 senses of abusive

Sense 1
abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous -- (expressing offensive reproach)

INDIRECT (VIA offensive) -> inoffensive, unoffending -- (not causing anger or annoyance; "inoffensive behavior")

Sense 2
abusive -- (characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment; "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive")

INDIRECT (VIA harmful) -> harmless -- (not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless")

Similarity of adj abusive

2 senses of abusive

Sense 1
abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous -- (expressing offensive reproach)
       => offensive (vs. inoffensive) -- (causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks")

Sense 2
abusive -- (characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment; "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive")
       => harmful (vs. harmless) -- (causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking")

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