[vahy-too-puh-reyt, -tyoo-, vi-]
- to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile.
Origin of vituperate
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censure, vilify, berate.
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Examples from the Web for vituperator
The Enlightened candidate for the Vituperator was the first on the stand.
- to berate or rail (against) abusively; revile
C16: from Latin vituperāre to blame, from vitium a defect + parāre to make
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Word Origin and History for vituperator
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.
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