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synonyms for vituperate

  • abuse
  • accuse
  • asperse
  • berate
  • blame
  • calumniate
  • castigate
  • censure
  • condemn
  • curse
  • denounce
  • growl
  • insult
  • lambaste
  • lash
  • malign
  • rail
  • rate
  • reproach
  • revile
  • scold
  • smear
  • traduce
  • upbraid
  • vilify
  • bark at
  • bawl out
  • chew out
  • find fault
  • rip into
  • run down
  • tear into
  • tongue-lash
  • yell at
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antonyms for vituperate

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  • absolve
  • approve
  • commend
  • compliment
  • exculpate
  • exonerate
  • flatter
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • uphold
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How to use vituperate in a sentence

While the buyers are apt to vituperate the workmen, in too many cases they are the culprits.
POTTERY AND PORCELAIN, FROM EARLY TIMES DOWN TO THE PHILADELPHIA EXHIBITION OF 1876CHARLES WYLLYS ELLIOTT
When people are going to serious war with each other, they may denounce and vituperate, but they rarely gibe.
AT HIS GATES, VOL. 2(OF 3)MARGARET OLIPHANT
It is not my design, therefore, to vituperate my deceased friend, Toby Dammit.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
Jolly, to abuse or vituperate, sometimes to bear up or bonnet.
THE SLANG DICTIONARYJOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN
Bibliolators may vituperate us, persecute us, or imprison us, but they cannot refute us.
COMIC BIBLE SKETCHESGEORGE W. FOOTE
The "one" hangs; the "many" command by the dignity of force; the "few" vituperate and scold.
THE MONIKINSJ. FENIMORE COOPER
They vituperate the humanists in comically bad Latin, which is perhaps the best part of the joke.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF WESTERN EUROPEJAMES HARVEY ROBINSON
Literature and the pulpit were inevitably the interpreters that she employed to vituperate the sins of the people.
THE CATHEDRALJORIS-KARL HUYSMANS
We may abuse, revile, vituperate an absent person; but we can only "blackguard" a man when he is present.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 64, JANUARY 18, 1851VARIOUS
He could offer no counter argument to them, but continued to vituperate the sins of the white people.
THE CONQUESTOSCAR MICHEAUX
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