vituperate

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vituperātus, perfect passive participle of vituperō ‎(I blame, I censure), from vitium ‎(fault, defect) + parō ‎(I furnish, I provide, I contrive).

VerbEdit

vituperate ‎(third-person singular simple present vituperates, present participle vituperating, simple past and past participle vituperated)

  1. (transitive) To criticize in a harsh or abusive manner.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
  2. (intransitive) To use harsh or abusive wording.

SynonymsEdit

  • (criticize in a harsh or abusive manner): scold, berate, rile
  • (use harsh or abusive wording): rail

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

vituperate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of vituperare
  2. second-person plural imperative of vituperare
  3. feminine plural of vituperato

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

vituperāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of vituperō