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vituperative

adjective uk   /vaɪˈtjuː.pər.ə.tɪv/ us    /-ˈtuː.pə.reɪ.t̬ɪv/ formal
A vituperative spoken or written attack is full of angry criticism: Miss Snowden yesterday launched a vituperative attack on her ex-boss and former lover.
vituperation
noun [U] uk   /vaɪˌtjuː.pərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌtuː.pəˈreɪ-/
Translations of “vituperative”
in Chinese (Traditional) 辱罵的, 謾罵的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 辱骂的, 谩骂的…
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