American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of vituperating; abusive censure.
- n. Sustained, harshly abusive language; invective.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of vituperating; censure with abusive terms; abuse; railing.
- n. Synonyms Objurgation, scolding, reviling, upbraiding.
- n. Criticism or invective which is sustained and considered to be overly harsh; the act of vituperating; abuse; severe censure; blame.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of vituperating; abuse; severe censure; blame.
- n. abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
- From Latin vituperatio. (Wiktionary)
“The failing in question formed the chief subject of vituperation -- _vituperation of the dead!”
“This homicide-saturated vituperation is endemic among mini-Limbaughs.”
“So let us gather together from time to time to engage in vituperation and denigration and righteous indignation and exasperation so that each of us might amuse and rile as best we can.”
“Charlie Baker's Facebook page, similarly once the exclusive preserve of unctuous "He's just so tall" verbiage, alternating with ugly vituperation, is now studded with rejoinders and tweaks from plucky digital campaigners ( "Well where the hell was Baker at in my community.”
“But then again Denby deems "vituperation, which is insulting, nasty, but well, clean," a valuable activity in a democratic culture.”
“Petty animosities should not fill their pages with vituperation, which is shocking to refined sensibilities; neither should the reading public be forced to search for original matter with a microscope.”
“And beneath the vituperation was the telltale entreaty to Tanenhaus that he should exercise more judgment in his selection process if anyone wanted to take the”
“Respect for referees was always going to be a hard sell in a culture where civility has broken down, vituperation plagues the blogosphere and the streets seethe with random fury.”
“Nonetheless, if I hear a client tell a staff member to "f-off" or utter some other such bilious vituperation, I'll inevitably feel compelled to come forward and ask for an immediate remedy.”
“No one has noticeably booed her cast epithets or personal vituperation in public as far as I know — because her audiences have been pre-selected to be friendly.”
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