Part of speech:
The definition of abusive is something that is improperly used or someone that causes harm.
Of, relating to, or designed for attack:
Tending to detract or diminish.
Causing pain or suffering, especially of a psychological nature.
That degrades; debasing
Being well beyond the bounds of good taste:
The definition of contemptuous is someone who is full of hatred for someone or something.
(Archaic) Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language.
Unpleasant or annoying:
Full of or characterized by respect; showing deference or dutiful regard
Expressing, using, or resembling a compliment:
The definition of opprobrious is something that is disrespectful or that expresses shame or disgrace.
Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting:
The definition of scornful is a feeling, attitude or expression of contempt or of looking down on someone.
To say in a playful or mocking way:
To taunt is to tease, insult or antagonize someone by deliberately saying or doing something mean.
To treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore
To talk about disparagingly or insultingly.
Slap means done directly and in a hasty way.
Slander is to make false statements about someone, usually to hurt his reputation.
I do shame / To think of what a noble strain you are. ""” Shakespeare.
To regard with scorn; view or treat with contempt
To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.
To revile is to criticize in an abusive or hostile way, or to spread negative information about.
To cause or commit an outrage upon; to treat with violence or abuse.
(Obs.) To transgress; violate
Mock is to tease someone or make someone the object of scorn, or to mimic or imitate someone to get laughs or to insult the person.
Flout is defined as to openly show hatred or disregard toward someone or something.
To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor:
To represent or speak of as unimportant or contemptible:
To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To demean is defined as to put someone down or lower him in esteem by doing something that harms his pride or dignity or putting yourself down by doing something that is beneath you.
To do carelessly or poorly; neglect
To speak or shout derisively; mock.
To anger, irritate, or annoy
(Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
To excite to anger; provoke; annoy; exasperate
To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to excite to anger.
To cause to become offended or annoyed.
(Obs.) To swell with pride or arrogance
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
Compliment means to give praise.
To praise too much, untruly, or insincerely, as in order to win favor
Extol is defined as to praise highly.
To have or cause pain
To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
Find another word for insulting. In this page you can discover 63 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for insulting, like: derisive, abusive, offensive, disparaging, derogatory, hurtful, debasing, degrading, affronting, outrageous and humiliating.