- to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile.
Origin of vituperate
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Examples from the Web for vituperate
Jolly, to abuse or vituperate, sometimes to bear up or bonnet.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Bibliolators may vituperate us, persecute us, or imprison us, but they cannot refute us.Comic Bible Sketches
George W. Foote
Useless to argue with the tradesmen, to expostulate, to vituperate.The Roll-Call
Deviation from scenic propriety has only to vituperate itself for the consequences it generates.Rejected Addresses
Literature and the pulpit were inevitably the interpreters that she employed to vituperate the sins of the people.The Cathedral
- to berate or rail (against) abusively; revile
Word Origin and History for vituperate
1540s, from Latin vituperatus, past participle of vituperare (see vituperation). "Not in common use until the beginning of the 19th c." [OED]. Related: Vituperated; vituperating.