Definition of nonabusive in English:

nonabusive

adjective

  • 1Not constituting abuse.

    ‘nonabusive forms of maltreatment’
    • ‘Another unexpected finding was that nonabusive forms of maltreatment were not related to children's attributional processes.’
    • ‘Cosmetic use is conceptualized as an adaptive, nonabusive approach to life.’
    • ‘In addition to the 9 men who continuously perceived their experiences as abusive, 10 men changed their characterization of the experience from nonabusive to abusive.’
    • ‘Combining perception-based experience with noncoercive, nonnegative, nonabusive experiences, as the age-based definition does, presents a misleading picture of childhood sexual abuse.’
    • ‘Sexual encounters that the men experienced as (a) positive or neutral, (b) nonabusive, and (c) noncoercive were placed into this category.’
    1. 1.1Not practicing abuse.
      ‘nonabusive mothers’
      • ‘Accordingly, abusive and nonabusive men may differ in terms of how each decodes, or in effect interprets, certain conflict situations involving their partner.’
      • ‘The second hypothesis was that abusive men, compared with nonabusive men, would attribute significantly greater responsibility (blameworthiness) to their partner in the context of the hypothetical vignettes they were presented.’
      • ‘Previous research supports the notion of differences between abusive and nonabusive men at the three individual stages (i.e., decoding, decision making, and enactment) of the social-cognitive model.’
      • ‘Previous research indicates that there may be significant differences between abusive and nonabusive males at the decoding, decision-making, and enactment stages of information processing.’
      • ‘Previous research suggests that abusive and nonabusive men differ in terms of attributions and coping responses in the context of certain ambiguous conflict situations involving their partner.’
      • ‘Decoding differences between abusive and nonabusive males may result in each person conceptualizing, and therefore responding, to identical conflict situations in very different ways.’
      • ‘The third hypothesis was that abusive men, compared with nonabusive men, would select significantly less competent coping strategies to manage the situations presented in the hypothetical vignettes.’
      • ‘Thus, it may be that, in certain situations, abusive and nonabusive men may differ in terms of the available repertoire from which they generate and select a coping strategy.’
      • ‘The first hypothesis was that abusive men, compared with nonabusive men, would attribute significantly greater negative intent to their partner in the context of the hypothetical vignettes they were presented.’

Pronunciation:

nonabusive

/ˌnänəˈbyo͞osiv/