verbal abuse


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verbal abuse

Psychology A form of emotional abuse consisting of the use of abusive and demeaning language with a spouse, child, or elder, often by a caregiver or other person in a position of power. See Child abuse, Emotional abuse, Spousal abuse.
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Scottish Rugby is appalled by the verbal abuse suffered by Eddie Jones," a statement read "The disgusting behaviour of those involved does not represent the values of our sport or its fans.
09 ( ANI ): The resident doctors of King George's Medical University in Lucknow on Friday claimed that they were facing harassment and verbal abuse in the hospital campus.
Of these, six were injured by objects being thrown, two each by physical abuse and harassment, and one each by verbal abuse and other acts of aggression.
These attacks range from verbal abuse to physical assault and on one occasion being threatened with a firearm and there can be no excuse for any of it.
We are here to help you and keep you safe we shouldn't be subjected to this type of verbal abuse.
As I'm driving from show to show I have had some verbal abuse in recent days from people concerned that I might try and scare them.
pletely of It is completely unacceptable to hear of staff receiving verbal abuse after responding to people in their hour of need.
Experts in education, however, noted that there are no accurate statistics on cases of physical or verbal abuse by teachers, but that the practice is common because there are different types of people who interact with each other - people from different cultures, with different values, religious beliefs, expectationsand levels of maturity.
There was also a slight increase in the number expelled or suspended for verbal abuse or threatening behaviour against an adult.
A source in the office of the Displacement and Migration in Kirkuk told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that Karhot and during his performance to the university exam in the college of knowledge in Kirkuk was subjected to verbal abuse and beatings by the displaced students from Anbar were performing the exam in the same place.
A member of staff - who is a completely innocent party - took himself to Accident and Emergency after a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature.
Toddler Tip: A simple way to let someone know you're hungry is verbal abuse.