from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Using, containing, or marked by harshly abusive censure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. marked by harsh, spoken, or written abuse; abusive, often with ranting or railing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Uttering or writing censure; containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding; abusive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to vituperate; containing or expressing abusive censure; abusive.
- Synonyms Opprobrious, scurrilous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by harshly abusive criticism
I find the name vituperative name calling directed at John and Jen, and the questioning of their ethics and motivations, MUCH more offensive than anything that either of them has *ever* posted.
I would hope that anyone else responding to Palomares 'posting would stick to the subject rather than engage in vituperative rejoinder.
The conviction shared by most of the book's early critics, whether reflective or vituperative, is of the impropriety of the subject.
Melancholy dissyllable of sound! which, to his ears, was unison to Nincompoop, and every name vituperative under heaven. —
He'd never used that kind of vituperative language with her.
I kinda' had a hint as to what "vituperative" meant, but only from from context.
And we've got to keep it focused on the issues and away from the kind of vituperative attacks we've seen.
Now in a rapid descent, Broder's shuffle become more of a mad dash to avoid the fallout of his next instance of lack of lucidity by asserting that Ned Lamont supporters are "vituperative", bloggers of the left are all "angry", and Republican Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio, and Bush sycophant fame, is an "ally of the center".
First of all, I had to look up "vituperative" to see what you meant.
In a long blog post responding to the bad reviews for Cpedia, the Cuil CEO - who created the search engine with his wife, former Google executive Anna Patterson - lashed out at his critics, calling them "vituperative" and