vituperative

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

adjective

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

vituperative

adj.

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

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