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vituperate

Synonyms and Antonyms of vituperate

to criticize harshly and usually publicly
  • Every week the minister would ascend the pulpit and vituperate the parishioners for a litany of vices.
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Phrases Synonymous with vituperate

beat up on, light into, sail into, tie into

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Synonym Discussion of vituperate

scold, upbraid, berate, rail, revile, vituperate mean to reproach angrily and abusively. scold implies rebuking in irritation or ill temper justly or unjustly.
    • angrily scolding the children
upbraid implies censuring on definite and usually justifiable grounds.
    • upbraided her assistants for poor research
berate suggests prolonged and often abusive scolding.
    • berated continually by an overbearing boss
rail (at or against) stresses an unrestrained berating.
    • railed loudly at their insolence
revile implies a scurrilous, abusive attack prompted by anger or hatred.
    • an alleged killer reviled in the press
vituperate suggests a violent reviling.
    • was vituperated for betraying his friends

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