Definition of vituperative in English:

vituperative

adjective

  • Bitter and abusive.

    ‘a vituperative outburst’
    • ‘Its lush harmonic arrangements conceal some vituperative and downright nasty lyrics, delivered in a deceptively deadpan manner.’
    • ‘I thought it was one of those vituperative, ugly personal hate contributions I sometimes get which make me feel ill all day.’
    • ‘Owing in large part to his frequent vituperative attacks on corporate America, he has so far not found much favor among institutional investors.’
    • ‘The assembly meeting was the scene of vituperative attacks on any attempt to mitigate the consequences of the victory.’
    • ‘He is known as a vindictive, vituperative, nasty, brutish political boss - but now we learn that he's also a pathetic cry baby.’
    • ‘And I asked her the other night on this show why she thought people were so vituperative about her.’
    • ‘Yet working-class people and lifestyles are subject to vituperative attacks.’
    • ‘While I'm glad you stated your opinions without recourse to any name-calling or vituperative outbursts, I'm sorry to have to lay down the cards and tell you that you're flat out dead wrong.’
    • ‘Consequently, statements that merely express opinion are not actionable as defamation, no matter how offensive, vituperative or unreasonable they may be.’
    • ‘The attacks on Australian judges in recent times have become more vituperative, more sustained and more intensely personal.’
    • ‘His crude and vituperative language in exchanges with the Lord Chief Justice have bordered on a rejection of the rule of law.’
    • ‘But it became more vituperative, more personal, didn't it, Mark?’
    • ‘A working-class boy who got to Oxford and was called to the bar, the 68-year-old never acquired the knack of political subtlety or a public tone of voice which was less than vituperative.’
    • ‘Professors shouldn't be singling out students in vituperative emails.’
    • ‘His vituperative attacks have not made him a terribly popular figure on many campuses these days.’
    • ‘Moreover, the Liberals had just recently established a website feature attacking Conservatives in vituperative terms and claiming sole responsibility for attempts to save the centre.’
    • ‘In an editorial in the November issue the editor admits that the readers' responses to this article had been numerous, negative, and often vituperative.’
    • ‘Finally, even I was struck into amazed silence by the vituperative and downright nasty anti-festive sentiments contained in the latest missive from the boys.’
    • ‘Her poems could be cajoling and vituperative, making love and war simultaneously, her sensual lyrics cohabiting with performance pieces.’
    • ‘Someone who works for my company was rather famously sacked recently for blogging about his work, and not even in a seriously vituperative way - just an occasional mild grizzle.’
    disparaging, denigratory, belittling, diminishing, slighting, deprecatory, depreciatory, depreciative, detracting, deflating
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Pronunciation

vituperative

/vɪˈtjuːp(ə)rətɪv//vʌɪˈtjuːp(ə)rətɪv/