From French vitupéreux, from Late Latin vituperosus, from Latin vituperare (“to blame, censure”), from vitium (“fault, defect”) + parare (“to furnish, provide, contrive”).
vituperous (comparative more vituperous, superlative most vituperous)
- (rare) Vituperative.
- (rare) Worthy of blame.
- 1682: A. Marsh, The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and The Confession of the New-married Couple
- Yet howsoever though this is true, nevertheless I must furnish the delicate stomackt Ladies with some sort of weapons, that they may be in a posture of defending themselves against their vituperous enemies.
- 1905: Charles Klein, The Lion and The Mouse, Chapter III
- (...) their drivers vociferating torrents of vituperous abuse on every man, woman or beast unfortunate enough to get in their way.