Definition of nonabusive in English:

nonabusive

adjective

  • 1Not constituting abuse.

    ‘nonabusive forms of maltreatment’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another unexpected finding was that nonabusive forms of maltreatment were not related to children's attributional processes.’
    • ‘Combining perception-based experience with noncoercive, nonnegative, nonabusive experiences, as the age-based definition does, presents a misleading picture of childhood sexual abuse.’
    • ‘Cosmetic use is conceptualized as an adaptive, nonabusive approach to life.’
    • ‘Sexual encounters that the men experienced as (a) positive or neutral, (b) nonabusive, and (c) noncoercive were placed into this category.’
    1. 1.1 Not practicing abuse.
      ‘nonabusive mothers’
      • ‘Decoding differences between abusive and nonabusive males may result in each person conceptualizing, and therefore responding, to identical conflict situations in very different ways.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Accordingly, abusive and nonabusive men may differ in terms of how each decodes, or in effect interprets, certain conflict situations involving their partner.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘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 indicates that there may be significant differences between abusive and nonabusive males at the decoding, decision-making, and enactment stages of information processing.’

Pronunciation:

nonabusive

/ˌnänəˈbyo͞osiv/