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vituperative

[vahy-too-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -tyoo-, vi-]
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adjective
  1. characterized by or of the nature of vituperation: vituperative remarks.
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Origin of vituperative

First recorded in 1720–30; vituperate + -ive
Related formsvi·tu·per·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·vi·tu·per·a·tive, adjectivenon·vi·tu·per·a·tive·ly, adverbun·vi·tu·per·a·tive, adjectiveun·vi·tu·per·a·tive·ly, adverbun·vi·tu·per·a·tive·ness, noun
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Related Words for vituperative

censorious, contumelious, defamatory, derisive, disparaging, insolent, insulting, invective, libelous, offensive, opprobrious, reviling, rude, sarcastic, scathing, scolding, scurrilous, sharp-tongued, slanderous

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Word Origin and History for vituperative

adj.

1727, from vituperate + -ive. Related: Vituperatively.

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