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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A man and his two wives, who all live in the same villa, are standing trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance, on physical assault, verbal abuse and threat charges.
"We take any acts of physical or verbal abuse very seriously,"he added.
The post said: "Disappointing and unacceptable the level of verbal abuse towards the road crews working in Peterhead today.
[he] physically assaulted [Santiago], hitting her on the head and later swinging his car door to hit her while hurling verbal abuse at her.'
"I believe that the physical actuations of General Tambungan, including his alleged verbal abuse upon his victim, are unjustified and completely unbecoming of an officer of the PNP," said Eleazar.
Another clip features allegations a woman pelted the group of black students with an egg before firing the volley of verbal abuse.
SABA, which provides parking enforcement forBracknell Forest Council, is seeing "reasonably high" turnover of staff who are "often subjected to verbal abuse".
Experts also believe that verbal abuse during pregnancy is more likely to cause a woman to experience postnatal depression than physical and sexual violence during pregnancy.
NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates, who is to hold talks with Education Secretary John Swinney, said: "The teachers and other pupils at the school have,faced physical assaults, a constant stream of verbal abuse and threats and malicious allegations.
Latest figures from the 'Eliot show that 40 per cent of all verbal and physical abuse on staff members is from patients and visitors but verbal abuse by staff to staff is 31 per cent.
Firefighters were the victims of verbal abuse 403 times, and objects were thrown at firefighters or fire engines 206 times in 2016/17.
Whenever they beat me up, I just cried in a corner', recalls Julia, a Filipino domestic worker who suffered constant verbal abuse and physical beating for more than a year before daring to run away to the police.