vituperate

[ vahy-too-puh-reyt ]

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Part of Speech

verb

Origin + Etymology

Mid 16th century; Latin

from Latin vituperat- ‘censured, disparaged’

Synonyms

  • abuse
  • curse
  • denounce

Antonyms

  • approve
  • commend

Definition

to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile

Example

Regina was known to vituperate when addressing her minions.

Usage Over Time

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