vituperative

  • 1 Vituperative — Vi*tu per*a*tive, a. Uttering or writing censure; containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding; abusive. {Vi*tu per*a*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Vituperative appellations derived from their real or supposed ill qualities. B. Jonson. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 vituperative — index calumnious, contemptuous, harsh, libelous, pejorative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 vituperative — (adj.) 1727, from VITUPERATE (Cf. vituperate) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Vituperatively …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 vituperative — *abusive, opprobrious, contumelious, scurrilous Analogous words: *coarse, vulgar, gross, obscene: insulting, offending, outraging (see OFFEND): condemning or condemnatory, denouncing or denunciatory (see corresponding verbs at CRITICIZE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 vituperative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter and abusive …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 vituperative — [[t]vɪtju͟ːpərətɪv, AM vaɪtu͟ːp [/t]] ADJ GRADED: ADJ n Vituperative remarks are full of hate, anger, or insults. [FORMAL] He is often the victim of vituperative remarks concerning his wealth. ...one of journalism s most vituperative critics. Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 7 vituperative — vituperatively, adv. /vuy tooh peuhr euh tiv, peuh ray tiv, tyooh , vi /, adj. characterized by or of the nature of vituperation: vituperative remarks. [1720 30; VITUPERATE + IVE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 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

  • 9 vituperative — vi|tu|pe|ra|tive [vıˈtju:pərətıv US vaıˈtu: ] adj formal full of angry and cruel criticism = ↑vicious ▪ vituperative comments …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 vituperative — vi|tu|per|a|tive [ vı tupə,reıtıv, vaı tupə,reıtıv ] adjective VERY FORMAL full of cruel angry criticisms and insults: vituperative comments …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 vituperative — UK [vaɪˈtjuːp(ə)rətɪv] / US [vɪˈtupəˌreɪtɪv] / US [vaɪˈtupəˌreɪtɪv] adjective very formal full of cruel angry criticisms and insults vituperative comments …

    English dictionary

  • 12 vituperative — adjective marked by harshly abusive criticism his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists her vituperative railing • Syn: ↑scathing • Similar to: ↑critical • Derivationally related forms: ↑vitupera …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 vituperative — adjective Date: 1727 uttering or given to censure ; containing or characterized by verbal abuse • vituperatively adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 vituperative — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisian, abusive, acid, belittling, biting, blackening, blameful, blasphemous, calumniatory, calumnious, castigatory, censorious, comminatory, condemnatory, contemptuous, contumelious, critical, cursing, damnatory …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 vituperative — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. insulting, trenchant, censorious; see critical 2 , severe 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, relating to, or characterized by verbal abuse: abusive, contumelious, invective, opprobrious, scurrilous. See ATTACK …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 vituperative — adj. of or characterized by vituperation, with harsh condemnationvi tu·per·a·tive || vaɪtuːpÉ™reɪtɪv /vɪtjuːpÉ™rÉ™tɪv …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 vituperative — [vɪ tju:p(ə)rətɪv, vʌɪ ] adjective bitter and abusive …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 vituperative — a. Abusive, reproachful, scolding, scurrilous, opprobrious, condemnatory, damnatory, contemptuous, insulting …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 vituperative — adjective formal full of angry and cruel criticism …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 vituperative — adj 1. censorious, reproachful, denunciatory, damnatory, objurgatory, imprecatory, fulminatory, execratory, animadversional, commina tory, Obs. exprobratory; abusive, injurious, harsh, virulent, scurrilous, withering, caustic, corrosive;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder