vituperative

[ vahy-too-per-uh-tiv, -puh-rey-tiv, -tyoo-, vi- ]SEE DEFINITION OF vituperative
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It is a contemptible and derisory gift for luck, like vituperative outcries.

There was no limit, however, to the vituperative vocabulary of the Church.

It is a most vituperative affair, and reeks with fire and brimstone.

For the rest, the heresiarch had a mighty flow of vituperative speech.

But the Mostianer were not convinced, blinded by the vituperative eloquence of Most.

Like most vituperative men, Dr. Campbell is terribly thin-skinned.

Their moral tone was offensive, vituperative, and vindictive.

When he ceased to be witty, sarcastic, or vituperative, he became turgid.

Since his inauguration, Stanton had been one of his most vituperative critics.

On another occasion he concluded a vituperative address by describing the defendant as "a most naufrageous ruffian."

WORD ORIGIN

1727, from vituperate + -ive. Related: Vituperatively.

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