Part of speech:
To move with the feet in a particular manner:
To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse.
To utter a shout; cry out loudly
To mistreat or abuse.
To turn to an improper use; misuse
To handle badly or roughly; abuse, maltreat, or mismanage
To appropriate dishonestly for one's own use; embezzle.
To defile is defined as to make something unclean, either literally or figuratively.
To do damage to
To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.
Censure is defined as to criticize or judge in a harsh manner.
To castigate is to criticize or punish someone severely.
To cause to seem little or smaller than something else:
To worry, annoy, or frustrate.
To insult openly or purposely; offend; slight
In a wrong manner; mistakenly or erroneously:
Vituperate is defined as to speak meanly about someone or something.
To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
To injure or kill.
Traduce is to say mean and untrue things about a person or thing, or to betray.
To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
Slander is to make false statements about someone, usually to hurt his reputation.
To find fault with angrily; rebuke or chide severely
To revile is to criticize in an abusive or hostile way, or to spread negative information about.
(Rare) To bring shame and disgrace upon; be a cause of discredit to
To rape is to force someone to engage in sexual intercourse against their will or to pillage and destroy something.
Punish is to impose suffering or penalty, or to treat someone in an harsh manner.
To trouble or annoy constantly
The definition of oppress is to keep something down using cruel or unjust power.
To handle or treat roughly, causing damage:
To falsify (figures, accounts, etc.) for one's own purposes or profit; rig
To treat with gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness.
To do physical harm or damage to; hurt
To assign as a characteristic; credit:
To harm or damage in some way; be bad for
To do harm to; hurt, damage, etc.
To commit a fault: archaic except in racket sports
To make use of selfishly or unethically:
To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
To harm or insult a sacred thing.
(Intransitive) To take away (something from something else) in a way which leaves it lessened. [from 16th c.]
To deal with, study, or develop completely and thoroughly
To waste or squander
To make weak, feeble, or emaciated; wear away the strength, vigor, or life of
(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
To damage, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.
To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
To work or use to excess
To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
Outrage is defined as to deeply insult someone, or to commit a violent act against someone.
To mar or impair the enjoyment, quality, or functioning of
To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To destroy, spoil, or damage irreparably
To act inappropriately in the eyes of peers, to backstab, to verbally abuse.
To annoy, harass, or tease
To subject (an adult) to unwanted sexual contact.
To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse.
To distress; afflict.
To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
The definition of assail is to physically or verbally attack someone.
To arrange (pages of type or plates) in a frame in the proper order of printing
An instance of this; scornful insult
A scurrilous act or remark
The condition of disgrace suffered as a result of abuse or vilification; ill repute.
Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing:
(Law) Loss of character and of certain civil rights sustained by a person convicted of an infamous crime
A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
The harmful or offensive touching of any part of another person’s body or of something, such as clothing or carried umbrella, that is so closely attached to the person that it is customarily regarded as part of the person. The touching may be in anger or a result of some other intentional wrong. Any amount of touching is considered a battery, even if harmless, if it is offensive to the person who is touched. See also assault and mayhem.
The illegal misuse of money or property in lawful keeping.
A humiliating condition or circumstance.
The utterance of a false statement that harms the reputation of another. Although most state laws require that a defamatory statement be made with knowledge of its falsehood, in some jurisdictions a cause of action exists for negligent defamation. Libel (involving a written false statement, including statements transmitted on the Internet) and slander (spoken, as opposed to written, false statements), are both forms of defamation.
A cause for condemning
The definition of injustice is something that is not fair or just.
(Geology) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
A fence or balustrade made of rails and posts
To regard with deep respect, love, and awe; venerate
To regard with respect; prize.
To abide by an agreement.
To respect greatly; regard highly; esteem
To preserve is to protect or keep something as it is or in its original state.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
To show fondness, regard, or respect for by giving a gift or performing a favor.
The definition of approve is to say you like something or you are alright with it happening.
To praise enthusiastically and often publicly.
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
Any expression of approval or praise
Formal consent or sanction
Preservation is the act of maintaining, protecting or keeping something in existence.
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