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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Definitions for vituperate

  1. To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.

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Citations for vituperate
There are moments in life when true invective is called for, when it becomes an absolute necessity, out of a deep sense of justice, to denounce, mock, vituperate, lash out, in the strongest possible language. Charles Simic, Irish Times
The incensed priests...continued to raise their voices, vituperating each other in bad Latin. Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
Origin of vituperate
Vituperate comes from Latin vitupero, vituperare, to scold, blame, censure.