- Vituperate is defined as to speak meanly about someone or something.
An example of vituperate is to gossip harshly behind someone's back.
verbvi·tu·per·at·ed, vi·tu·per·at·ing, vi·tu·per·ates
Origin of vituperateLatin vituperāre, vituperāt-.
(third-person singular simple present vituperates, present participle vituperating, simple past and past participle vituperated)
From Latin vituperÄtus, perfect passive participle of vituperÅ (â€œI blame, I censureâ€), from vitium (â€œfault, defectâ€) + parÅ (â€œI furnish, I provide, I contriveâ€).