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Vituperate   Listen
Vituperate  v. t.  To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.

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"Vituperate" Quotes from Famous Books

... Catiline fell (63 B.C.) the historian was twenty-two years old, and this is the latest point to which his studies reach. As a friend of Caesar he was an enemy of Cicero, and two declamations are extant, the productions of the reign of Claudius, [85] in which these two great men vituperate one another. But no vituperation is found in Sallust's works. There is, indeed, a coldness and reserve, a disinclination to praise the conduct and even the oratory of the consul which bespeaks a mind less noble than Cicero's, ...
— A History of Roman Literature - From the Earliest Period to the Death of Marcus Aurelius • Charles Thomas Cruttwell

Words linked to "Vituperate" :   clapperclaw, abuse, blackguard, vituperative, vilify, shout, rail, revile

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