verb (used with or without object), vi·tu·per·at·ed, vi·tu·per·at·ing.
- to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile.
- to berate or rail (against) abusively; revile
1540s, from Latin vituperatus, past participle of vituperare (see vituperation). “Not in common use until the beginning of the 19th c.” [OED]. Related: Vituperated; vituperating.