transitive verb[with object]archaic
Blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language.revile, rail against, inveigh against, fulminate against, attack, upbraid, berate, harangue, lambast, 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, smearView synonyms
Mid 16th century from Latin vituperat- ‘censured, disparaged’ (see vituperation).
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