vituperative

[ vahy-too-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -tyoo-, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈtu pər ə tɪv, -pəˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈtyu-, vɪ- /

adjective

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

Origin of vituperative

First recorded in 1720–30; vituperate + -ive
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vituperative


adj.

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

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