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vituperation

[vahy-too-puh-rey-shuhn, -tyoo-, vi-]
noun
verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin vituperātiōn- (stem of vituperātio), equivalent to vituperāt(us) (see vituperate) + -iōn- -ion


censure, vilification, spite, scolding, defamation, aspersion.


praise.
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vituperation (vɪˌtjuːpəˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  abusive language or venomous censure
2.  the act of vituperating
 
vituperative
 
adj
 
vi'tuperatively
 
adv

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vituperation
c.1449 (implied in vituperable), but rare before early 19c., from L. vituperationem (nom. vituperatio) "blame, censuring," from vituperatus, pp. of vituperare "disparage," from vitiperos "having faults," from vitium "fault, defect" (see vice (1)) + parare "prepare, provide,
procure" (see pare). Vituperatio was stronger than either L. reprehensio or Mod.Eng. vituperation.
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