Curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
To talk about or address in abusive terms
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 commit sodomy with
3. To put into disorder; bungle, botch — often used with up
To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with.
1. To heap obscenities upon.
2. To utter obscenities; SYN. cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate.
3. To wish harm upon; put a curse on; SYN. beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, imprecate, maledict.
To swear; to use vulgar language; to curse.
1. To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.
2. To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to Hell; to curse.
3. To condemn as bad or displeasing, as by denunciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach
To make an attack in speech or writing
Attack with words.
To chide; to scold; to rebuke
To have a disagreement over something; SYN. dispute, argufy, altercate.
To complain bitterly; SYN. inveigh.
1. To chastise verbally
2. To chide with rudeness and clamor.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: swore, sworn).
1. To make a deposition; declare under oath; SYN. depose, depone.
2. To promise solemnly; take an oath.
3. To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
4. Utter obscenities or profanities
5. Have confidence or faith in
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).