from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Misuse; evil or corrupt usage; violation of right or propriety.
  • n. Reproachful or contumelious language; insult.
  • n. Deceit; illusion.


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  • Despite the fact that abusion hasn't really been used since the 16th century, this is a great word.

    January 10, 2009