Word of the Day – Vituperative

By May 1, 2019 Word of the Day

Vituperative (adj)

vit-oop-er-at-iv

Bitter and abusive.

mid-15c., but rare before early 19c., from Latin vituperationem (nominative vituperatio) “blame, a blaming, censuring.

Example sentences

“I’ve had it with his vituperative outbursts.”

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