vituperate

[ vahy-too-puh-reyt, -tyoo-, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈtu pəˌreɪt, -ˈtyu-, vɪ- /
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verb (used with or without object), vi·tu·per·at·ed, vi·tu·per·at·ing.

to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile.

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Origin of vituperate

1535–45; <Latin vituperātus (past participle of vituperāre to spoil, blame), equivalent to vituperā(re) (vitu-, variant (before a labial) of viti-, stem of vitium blemish, vice1 + -perāre, combining form of parāre to furnish, provide; see prepare) + -tus past participle suffix; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM vituperate

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

vituperate
/ (vɪˈtjuːpəˌreɪt) /

verb

to berate or rail (against) abusively; revile

Derived forms of vituperate

vituperator, noun

Word Origin for vituperate

C16: from Latin vituperāre to blame, from vitium a defect + parāre to make
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