1. [syn: vituperation, invective, vitriol]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vituperation \Vi*tu`per*a"tion\, n. [L. vituperatio: cf. OF.
vituperation. See Vituperate.]
The act of vituperating; abuse; severe censure; blame.
When a man becomes untractable and inaccessible by
fierceness and pride, then vituperation comes upon him.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: abusive or venomous language used to express blame or
censure or bitter deep-seated ill will [syn:
vituperation, invective, vitriol]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "vituperation":
abuse, assailing, assault, attack, berating, billingsgate,
bitter words, blackening, blame, calumny, censure, contumely,
diatribe, execration, hard words, invective, jawing, jeremiad,
obloquy, onslaught, opprobrium, philippic, rating, revilement,
scolding, screed, scurrility, tirade, tongue-lashing,
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
VITUPERATION, n. Saite, as understood by dunces and all such as
suffer from an impediment in their wit.