vituperative


vi·tu·per·a·tive

adjective \vī-ˈtü-p(ə-)rə-tiv, -pə-ˌrā-\

Definition of VITUPERATIVE

:  uttering or given to censure :  containing or characterized by verbal abuse
vi·tu·per·a·tive·ly adverb

Examples of VITUPERATIVE

  1. <the type of provocative magazine article that is guaranteed to engender vituperative threats of subscription cancellations>

First Known Use of VITUPERATIVE

1727

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