vituperative | vituperate | vituperation

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

full of angry and cruel criticism

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vituperative - abusive

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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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Synonyms inflammatory
Antonyms exultant

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  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.

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