AskDefine | Define vituperative

Dictionary Definition

vituperative adj : marked by harshly abusive criticism; "his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists"; "her vituperative railing" [syn: scathing, blistering, scalding]

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English

Etymology

Formed from vituperatio

Pronunciation

  • a RP /vɪˈtjuːprətɪv/|/vaɪˈtjuːprətɪv/
  • a US /vɪˈtuːpɚətɪv/|/vaɪˈtuːpɚətɪv/
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Adjective

  1. Marked by harsh spoken or written abuse; abusive, often with ranting or railing.

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Translations

  • Polish: /potępiający/

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