What does the word vituperative mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Various
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