Definition of vituperation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//vɪˌtjuːpəˈreɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//vaɪˌtuːpəˈreɪʃn//
[uncountable] (formal)
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cruel and angry criticism synonym abuse She was unprepared for the flood of vituperation which descended on her from her critics. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French or Latin, from Latin vituperat- ‘censured, disparaged’, from the verb vituperare, from vitium ‘fault’ + parare ‘prepare’.
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