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Blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language.revile, rail against, inveigh against, fulminate against, attack, upbraid, berate, harangue, lambaste, reprimand, castigate, chastise, rebuke, scold, chide, censure, condemn, damn, denounce, find fault with, run down, take to task, vilify, denigrate, calumniate, insult, abuse, curse, slander, smearslate, slam, knock, hammer, carpet, roast, skewer, crucify, read someone the riot act, lay into, tear a strip off, bawl out, give someone a dressing-down, tell off, bad-mouthrubbish, slag offcontemnasperse, excoriate, vilipendView synonyms
Mid 16th century: from Latin vituperat- censured, disparaged (see vituperation).
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