vituperate [ vahy-too-puh-reyt, -tyoo-, vi- ]
verb (used with or without object), vi·tu·per·at·ed, vi·tu·per·at·ing.
to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile.
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WORDS RELATED TO VITUPERATE
asperse, rate, castigate, vilify, condemn, growl, curse, traduce, scold, insult, lambaste, rail, denounce, censure, blame, abuse, upbraid, accuse, reproach, revile
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censure, vilify, berate.
ANTONYMS FOR VITUPERATE
Origin: 1535–45; < Latin vituperātus (past participle of vituperāre to spoil, blame), equivalent to vituperā(re) (vitu-, variant (before a labial) of viti-, stem of vitium blemish, vice + -perāre, combining form of parāre to furnish, provide; see prepare) + -tus past participle suffix; see -ate
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