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


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for vituperative

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper