American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To rebuke or criticize harshly or abusively; berate. See Synonyms at scold.
- v. To use harshly abusive language; rail.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To address abusive language to; find fault with abusively; abuse verbally; rate; objurgate.
- Synonyms To revile. vilify, berate, upbraid, rail at. The person or creature vituperated is directly addressed.
- v. transitive To criticize in a harsh or abusive manner; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.
- v. intransitive To use harsh or abusive wording.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.
- v. spread negative information about
- From Latin vituperatum, past participle of vituperare ("to blame, censure"), from vitium ("fault, defect") + parare ("to furnish, provide, contrive"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin vituperāre, vituperāt-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There are moments," writes poet Charles Simic in Harper's, "when true invective is called for, when it becomes an absolute necessity, out of a deep sense of justice, to denounce, mock, vituperate, lash out, in the strongest possible language.”
“Instead of preaching to the choir, challenge them, educate them, de-vituperate them.”
“Put it this way: to the extent that they exist now, the “real Republicans” vituperate them and drive them off.”
“Ambassador Spring Rice, nearing sixty and now as bald as his uncle, came daily to vituperate against his new rival, Lord Northcliffe, who had been sent to coordinate the British war effort in the United States.”
“You are aware, of course, that because we have compulsory voting that the so-called "swinging voters" that you vituperate are usually only voting to avoid being fined.”
“Simic has also written, in a 1995 essay called “In Praise of Invective,” these ringing words: “There are moments in life when true invective is called for, when there comes an absolute necessity, out of a deep sense of justice, to denounce, mock, vituperate, lash out, rail at in the strongest possible language.””
“The intollerant and vituperate Republicans were removed and the Democrats reached the majority party!”
“According to Omer Englebert's hagiography (i) n the presence of the Moors they soon began to vituperate Mohammed, asserting that he was burning in the pit of hell and that all his followers would certainly join him there.”
“Veienti, to whom (as has been said) it was not enough to make war against the Romans, but they also had to vituperate them with words, and went up to the very stockade of their camp to speak their insults, irritating them more with words than with arms: and those soldiers who at first fought unwillingly, constrained the”
“And although these things are so, some of these men have proceeded to such a degree of temerity, that they even pour contempt upon the martyrs, and vituperate those who are slain on account of the confession of the Lord, and who suffer all things predicted by the”
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