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vituperation Line breaks: vi¦tu¦per|ation
Pronunciation: /vɪˌtjuːpəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of vituperation in English:


[mass noun]
Bitter and abusive language: no one else attracted such vituperation from him
More example sentences
  • 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'.

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