27 Mar 2014

Word of the Day: Vituperation

Vituperation noun

Pronunciation: /vɪtju:pəreɪʃ(ɘ)n/

Etymology: From LATIN ‘vituperat’ meaning censured; vituperat is from the verb vituperare, meaning to find fault.

Definition: Excessively abusive, critical and offensive speech (though may refer to written text as well).

Example Sentences:

‘Your accrasial vituperation helps no one.’

‘Anarchists frequently spew vituperation when anyone dares mentioned the European Union.’

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