[ vahy-too-puh-reyt, -tyoo-, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈtu pəˌreɪt, -ˈtyu-, vɪ- /
verb (used with or without object), vi·tu·per·at·ed, vi·tu·per·at·ing.
to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile.
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Origin of vituperate
OTHER WORDS FROM vituperatevi·tu·per·a·tor, nounun·vi·tu·per·at·ed, adjective
Words nearby vituperate
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Example sentences from the Web for vituperator
The Enlightened candidate for the Vituperator was the first on the stand.
British Dictionary definitions for vituperator
/ (vɪˈtjuːpəˌreɪt) /
to berate or rail (against) abusively; revile
Derived forms of vituperatevituperator, noun
Word Origin for vituperate
C16: from Latin vituperāre to blame, from vitium a defect + parāre to make
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