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Definition of "vituperate" []

  • To rebuke or criticize harshly or abusively; berate. See Synonyms at scold. (verb-transitive)
  • To use harshly abusive language; rail. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vituperate" in a sentence
  • ""There are moments," writes poet Charles Simic in Harper's, "when true invective is called for, when it becomes an absolute necessity, out of a deep sense of justice, to denounce, mock, vituperate, lash out, in the strongest possible language.""
  • "Instead of preaching to the choir, challenge them, educate them, de-vituperate them."
  • "Put it this way: to the extent that they exist now, the “real Republicans” vituperate them and drive them off."