from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of vituperating; abusive censure.
  • n. Sustained, harshly abusive language; invective.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Criticism or invective which is sustained and considered to be overly harsh; the act of vituperating; abuse; severe censure; blame.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of vituperating; abuse; severe censure; blame.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of vituperating; censure with abusive terms; abuse; railing.
  • n. Synonyms Objurgation, scolding, reviling, upbraiding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will


From Latin vituperatio. (Wiktionary)



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