What does the word vituperative mean?

Usage examples for vituperative

  1. In answer to this there arose a perfect torrent of almost vituperative antagonism from the opposite side of the House. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  2. 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 by Various
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