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vituperative | vituperate | vituperation

vituperative vituperate vituperation
full of angry and cruel criticism
  • How to Memorize
    • vituperative - abusive
  • Analysis

    Something ‘vituperative’ is characterized by verbal abuse and hurtful criticism. It expresses a scathing verbal attack in a formal way, and is most commonly used in a professional context in relation to somebody or something that incites strong emotions and a forceful reaction.

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  • Example(s)
    1. The controversial article the journalist wrote led to days of vituperative attacks on social media from a wide range of public figures.

    2. Our manager has a tendency to vituperate other members of staff who do not agree with her.

    3. I hated having to deal with customer complaints. The daily vituperation could be overwhelming at times.