Monday, February 7, 2011


Vituperate \vahy-TOO-puh-reyt\ or \vahy-TYOO-puh-reyt\ or \vi-\ instead of \vahy-\ , verb;
1. To address with harsh or abusive language; revile

This word dates to the 1540's and comes from Latin vituperatus, the past participle of vituperare. Related to vituperated, vituperating, and vituperative.

See also: A Walk in the WoRds

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