[vahy-too-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -tyoo-, vi-]


characterized by or of the nature of vituperation: vituperative remarks.

Nearby words

  1. vittoria,
  2. vittorio,
  3. vituline,
  4. vituperate,
  5. vituperation,
  6. vitus,
  7. vitória,
  8. vitória de conquista,
  9. viva,
  10. viva voce

Origin of vituperative

First recorded in 1720–30; vituperate + -ive

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Word Origin and History for vituperative



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper