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vituperation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of vituperation

  1. harsh insulting language sick of the vituperation coming from ungrateful visitors, the put-upon webmaster took down the site's free webcam, which had afforded views of the town's picturesque harbor Synonyms of vituperation billingsgate, fulmination, invective, obloquy, scurrility, vitriol, abuseWords Related to vituperation blackguardism; blasphemy, curse, execration, imprecation, malediction, profanity; epithet, insult, put-down, slur; expletive, swearword; aspersion, bad-mouthing, belittlement, disparagement, revilement, vilification; castigation, chastisement, criticism, excoriation, opprobrium, rebuke, reprimand, reproof; broadside, diatribe, harangue, polemic, tiradeNear Antonyms of vituperation acclaim, applause, commendation, praise; compliments, congratulations, endearments, felicitations; adulation, blarney, flattery, overpraise, soft soap

Synonym Discussion of vituperation

abuse, vituperation, invective, obloquy, billingsgate mean vehemently expressed condemnation or disapproval. abuse, the most general term, usually implies the anger of the speaker and stresses the harshness of the language.
    • scathing verbal abuse
vituperation implies fluent and sustained abuse.
    • a torrent of vituperation
invective implies a comparable vehemence but suggests greater verbal and rhetorical skill and may apply to a public denunciation.
    • blistering political invective
obloquy suggests defamation and consequent shame and disgrace.
    • subjected to obloquy and derision
billingsgate implies practiced fluency and variety of profane or obscene abuse.
    • directed a stream of billingsgate at the cabdriver


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