vituperative

Part of speech: adjective

Defamatory.

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Usage examples "vituperative":

  1. It was hard to say that to one who, however inflammable and vituperative on the surface, was at heart only a very much spoiled and frightened little boy, long accustomed to giving orders and carrying things with a high hand. - "Edgar Saltus: The Man", Marie Saltus.
  2. In answer to this there arose a perfect torrent of almost vituperative antagonism from the opposite side of the House. - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.
  3. Thus the last span of the Old Year had proved most unprofitable and dreary; she had gained no more than sixpence; how could she return with only that humble amount to face Mother Mawks and her vituperative fury? - "Stories By English Authors: London", Various.