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vituperate

[ vahy-too-puh-reyt, -tyoo-, vi- ]
/ va瑟藞tu p蓹藢re瑟t, -藞tyu-, v瑟- /
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verb (used with object), vi路tu路per路at路ed, vi路tu路per路at路ing.
to address with harsh or abusive language; revile.
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Origin of vituperate

First recorded in 1535鈥45; from Latin vituper膩tus (past participle of vituper膩re 鈥渢o spoil, blame鈥), equivalent to vituper膩(re) (vitu-, variant stem of vitium 鈥渄efect, blemish, vice鈥 + -per膩re, combining form of par膩re 鈥渢o furnish, provide鈥; see prepare) + -tus past participle suffix; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM vituperate

vi路tu路per路a路tor, nounun路vi路tu路per路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vituperate

vituperate
/ (v瑟藞tju藧p蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
to berate or rail (against) abusively; revile

Derived forms of vituperate

vituperator, noun

Word Origin for vituperate

C16: from Latin vituper膩re to blame, from vitium a defect + par膩re to make
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