1. Treat badly
2. Change the inherent purpose or function of something
3. Use wrongly or improperly or excessively
4. To use foul or abusive language towards; SYN. clapperclaw, blackguard, shout.
1. To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred).
2. Figuratively, of persons and things not religiously sacred, but held in high honor: To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.
1. To make physical contact with, come in contact with
2. To be in contact with; SYN. adjoin, meet.
3. To cause to be in brief contact with
4. To perceive via the tactile sense.
5. To affect emotionally; SYN. stir.
6. To deal with; usually used with a form of negation
7. To comprehend
8. To temper with; SYN. disturb.
ETYM Latin vituperatus, p. p. of vituperare to blame, vituperate; vitium a fault + parare to prepare. Related to Vice a fault, and Pare.
To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively.
To speak bitterly, harshly or abusively (of).