from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Serving to vituperate; containing or expressing abusive censure; abusive.
  • Synonyms Opprobrious, scurrilous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Uttering or writing censure; containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding; abusive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective marked by harsh, spoken, or written abuse; abusive, often with ranting or railing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by harshly abusive criticism


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Formed from Latin vituperātiō ("a blaming, censuring")



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