Definitions for vituperatevaɪˈtu pəˌreɪt, -ˈtyu-, vɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•tu•per•atevaɪˈtu pəˌreɪt, -ˈtyu-, vɪ-(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to use harsh or abusive language.

  2. (v.t.)to censure harshly; revile.

Origin of vituperate:

1535–45; < L vituperātus, ptp. of vituperāre to spoil, blame =vitu-, var. of viti-, s. of vitium blemish, vice1+-perāre, comb. form of parāre to furnish, provide (see prepare )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vilify, revile, vituperate, rail(verb)

    spread negative information about

    "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"


  1. vituperate(Verb)

    To criticize in a harsh or abusive manner; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.

  2. vituperate(Verb)

    To use harsh or abusive wording.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vituperate(verb)

    to find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate


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