vituperative


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vi·tu·per·a·tive

 (vī-to͞o′pər-ə-tĭv, -tyo͞o′-, -pə-rā′-, vĭ-)
adj.
Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.

vi·tu′per·a·tive·ly adv.
vi·tu′per·a·tive·ness n.

vi•tu•per•a•tive

(vaɪˈtu pər ə tɪv, -pəˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈtyu-, vɪ-)

adj.
given to, characterized by, or of the nature of vituperation.
[1720–30]
vi•tu′per•a•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vituperative - marked by harshly abusive criticismvituperative - marked by harshly abusive criticism; "his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists"; "her vituperative railing"
critical - marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude"

vituperative

vituperative

adjective
Of, relating to, or characterized by verbal abuse:
Translations
dadlendeklandrendekritiserendelastendeskjellende
/potępiający/

vituperative

[vɪˈtjuːpərətɪv] ADJ (frm) → injurioso

vituperative

adj (form) languageschmähend (geh); criticism, remark, attack, abusebeißend; personscharfzüngig; vituperative speechSchmährede f

vituperative

[vɪˈtjuːprətɪv] adj (frm) (person) → offensivo/a; (speech) → ingiurioso/a
References in classic literature ?
I was prepared to be persuasive, touching, and hortatory, admonitory and expostulating, if need be vituperative even, indignant and sarcastic; but what the devil does a mentor do when the sinner makes no bones about confessing his sin?
All right; I won't," he said decisively, realizing that the discussion was in danger of becoming a vituperative, schoolboy argument.
His predecessor used to hang out his washing on the tombstones to dry, but then he was a person entirely lost to all sense of decency, and had finally to be removed, preaching a farewell sermon of a most vituperative description, and hurling invective at the Man of Wrath, who sat up in his box drinking in every word and enjoying himself thoroughly.
The successful Yellow candidate for the borough of Old Topping, perhaps, feels no pursuant meditative hatred toward the Blue editor who consoles his subscribers with vituperative rhetoric against Yellow men who sell their country, and are the demons of private life; but he might not be sorry, if law and opportunity favored, to kick that Blue editor to a deeper shade of his favorite color.
Behind the onslaught of all his vituperative powers lies a fear of the all-encompassing media conglomerate.
Although much of this is well known and Chakrabarti's sustained vituperative tone tends to dull the reader's response, the survey is based on extensive reading and documentation and includes some lesserknown episodes, such as Fergusson's "racist" use (in his Archaeology in India with Especial Reference to the Works of Babu Rajendralala Mitra, 1884) of a critique of the works of the respected Indian scholar in opposing the famed Ilbert Bill, which sought to allow senior Indian judges to try criminal cases in which Britons were involved.
When Hartman assumed the helm of CUPE in 1975 it had become the country's largest union, though it was viewed suspiciously by the industrial unions and individuals like the vituperative Dennis McDermott of the Auto Workers, with whom Hartman sparred.
Gass is a writer who has always believed in public discourse, that the act of the critic and scholar is to engage as wide an audience as possible in matters of serious intent (that is, that these things matter or at least have consequences for the body politic) and that, therefore, the form of the discourse must itself be engaging, resonate, enlivening, and at times, vituperative.
But how the vituperative music is unwilling to deny what is, or explain what is not; how confidently it creates a climate, no matter how strongly inveighed against, displaying the courage of sensibility.
True to form, she is as vociferous and vehement and vituperative as ever in her castigation of the patriarchal society's failure to entertain the voice of the Black feminist on "male turf' subjects hooks calls it "sexist silencing.
William Butler Yeats is not exactly vituperative when describing James Joyce as "A cruel playful mind like a great soft tiger cat.
Spiteful magazines such as Spy and Forbes, which regularly pillory the Clintons in unnecessarily vituperative terms, will have to kick back $10 per subscriber to the federal government.