The definition of abuse is the use of something for the wrong purpose.
The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power:
(Informal) A large amount of money.
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
The act of expelling or the state of being expelled.
One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
A thing or person that annoys
The act of teasing; making fun of or making light of.
An act or instance of annoying somebody.
(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
Assistance in time of distress; relief.
Money offered, as for the capture of a criminal, the return of something lost, etc.
The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
Find another word for persecution. In this page you can discover 42 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for persecution, like: abuse, torture, oppression, killing, affliction, torment, murder, massacre, banishment, expulsion and exile.