vituperation

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See also: vitupération

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin vituperātiō (censure, blame), equivalent to vituperate +‎ -ion

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  • IPA(key): /vɪˌtupɚˈe(ɪ)ʃən/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧tu‧per‧a‧tion

Noun[edit]

vituperation (countable and uncountable, plural vituperations)

  1. the act of vituperating; severely blaming or censuring
  2. criticism or invective which is sustained and considered to be overly harsh; abuse, severe blame or censure
    • 1868, Anthony Trollope, He Knew He Was Right X
      ‘Do you call me a spy?’
      ‘And what have you called me? Because you are a husband, is the privilege of vituperation to be all on your side?’

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