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  • adj. Worthy of vituperation; shameful; disgraceful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Constituting or conveying vituperation; disgraceful.


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  • This fidelity to the Apostolic See which he showed openly at every opportunity despite all hostile criticisms; his restless activity for the spread of the Catholic faith; the establishment of missions in Northern Germany, and his open message to the Protestants of Germany, formed the opportunity for the most vituperious attacks against him in the daily press and, as soon as the necessary laws had been passed, a welcome occasion to proceed against him by means of different oppressive measures and a chance to undermine his authority; but in vain, for as soon as the intentions of the Prussian government became clear to all, thousands of men from the whole diocese journeyed to the cathedral town enthusiastically to swear undying fidelity to their bishop and to the Catholic Church.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy


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