noun Date: 15th century 1. sustained and bitter railing and condemnation ; vituperative utterance 2. an act or instance of vituperating Synonyms: see abuse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Vituperation — Vi*tu per*a tion, n. [L. vituperatio: cf. OF. vituperation. See {Vituperate}.] The act of vituperating; abuse; severe censure; blame. [1913 Webster] When a man becomes untractable and inaccessible by fierceness and pride, then vituperation comes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vituperation — (n.) mid 15c. (implied in vituperable), but rare before early 19c., from L. vituperationem (nom. vituperatio) blame, censuring, from pp. stem of vituperare disparage, from vitiperos having faults, from vitium fault, defect (see VICE (Cf. vice)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • vituperation — index aspersion, condemnation (blame), contumely, denunciation, diatribe, disparagement, imprecation …   Law dictionary

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  • vituperation — [n] verbal attack bad mouthing*, berating, blame, castigation, censure, criticism, defamation, insults, libel, obloquy, reprimand, reproach, scolding, slander, tirade, upbraiding, verbal abuse; concept 54 …   New thesaurus

  • vituperation — ► NOUN ▪ bitter and abusive language. ORIGIN Latin, from vituperare censure, disparage …   English terms dictionary

  • vituperation — [vī to͞o΄pər ā′shən, vito͞o΄pər ā′shən; vītyo͞o΄pər ā′shən, vityo͞o΄pər ā′shən] n. [L vituperatio] 1. the act of vituperating 2. abusive language …   English World dictionary

  • vituperation — /vuy tooh peuh ray sheuhn, tyooh , vi /, n. verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation. [1475 85; < L vituperation (s. of vituperatio), equiv. to vituperat(us) (see VITUPERATE) + ion ION] Syn. censure, vilification, spite,… …   Universalium

  • vituperation — [[t]vɪtju͟ːpəre͟ɪʃ(ə)n, AM vaɪtu͟ːp [/t]] vituperations N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Vituperation is language that is full of hate, anger, or insults. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • vituperation — noun (U) formal angry and cruel criticism: the subject of daily vituperation and abuse …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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