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

 

vituperation

 noun
noun
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 Origin Middle English: from Old French or Latin, from Latin vituperat- ‘censured, disparaged’, from the verb vituperare, from vitium ‘fault’ + parare ‘prepare’.
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