vituperate

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vituperate \Vi*tu"per*ate\ (?; 277), verb (used with an object) [L. vituperatus, p. p. of vituperare to blame, vituperate; vitium a fault + parare to prepare. See {Vice} a fault, and {Pare}, verb (used with an object)] To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vituperate

verb

1: spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews" [syn: {vilify}, {revile}, {vituperate}, {rail}]


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