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Definition of "vituperative" []

  • Using, containing, or marked by harshly abusive censure. (adjective)

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 "vituperative" in a sentence
  • "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."