- Bitter and abusive language: no one else attracted such vituperation from himMore example sentences
revilement, invective, condemnation, castigation, chastisement, opprobrium, rebuke, scolding, criticism, flak, disapprobation, fault-finding; blame, reprimand, upbraiding, admonition; abuse, insults, curses, tongue-lashing, harangue, vilification, denunciation, obloquy, denouncement, denigration, disparagement, slander, slandering, libel, defamation, calumny, calumniation, evil-speaking, backbiting, malice, spite, spitefulness, vitriol, venom; slurs, aspersions, fulminations• archaic contumely
- It is rather sad, therefore, to hear the principal propagandists, and the spokesperson of this administration, reverting to denigration, vituperation, slander and assassination of the character of the Father of the Nation.
- Let them be shielded from the shafts of malice, and protected against the venom of personal vituperation.
- When people argue, they often resort to vituperation and insults.
Middle English: from Old French or Latin, from Latin vituperat- 'censured, disparaged', from the verb vituperare, from vitium 'fault' + parare 'prepare'.