adjective Date: 1586 vituperative

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  • vituperatory — vi·tu·per·a·to·ry …   English syllables

  • vituperatory — p(ə)rəˌtō]rē, tȯ], ]ri adjective Etymology: Latin vituperatus + English ory : vituperative …   Useful english dictionary

  • vituperous — adjective a) Vituperative. b) Worthy of blame. Syn: vituperative See Also: vituperable, vituperant, vituperate, vituperation, vituperative, vituperatively, vituperator, vituperatory …   Wiktionary

  • vituperation — noun /vɪˌtupɚˈe(ɪ)ʃən/ Criticism or invective which is sustained and considered to be overly harsh; the act of vituperating; abuse; severe censure; blame. See Also: vituperable, vituperant, vituperate, vituperative, vituperatively …   Wiktionary

  • vituperate — verb a) To criticize in a harsh or abusive manner; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate. b) To use harsh or abusive wording. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • vituperative — adjective /vɪˈtjuːpɹətɪv,vaɪˈtjuːpɹətɪv,vɪˈtuːpɹərɪv,vaɪˈtuːpɹərɪv/ marked by harsh spoken or written abuse; abusive, often with ranting or railing Vituperative appellations derived from their real or supposed ill qualities. Syn: abusive,… …   Wiktionary

  • vituperator — noun One who vituperates, or censures abusively. Syn: censurer, detractor See Also: vituperable, vituperant, vituperate, vituperation, vituperative, vituperatively, vituperatory, vituperous …   Wiktionary

  • scurrilous — [adj] foul mouthed, vulgar abusive, coarse, contumelious, defamatory, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, indecent, infamous, insulting, invective, lewd, low, nasty, obscene, offending, offensive, opprobrious, outrageous, raunchy, ribald, salacious,… …   New thesaurus

  • vituperate —   v.i.,v.t. speak bitterly, harshly or abusively (of).    ♦ vituperation,    ♦ vituperator, n.    ♦ vituperative,    ♦ vituperatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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