Abuse, vituperation, invective, obloquy, scurrility and billingsgate all mean vehemently expressed condemnation or disapproval.
Abuse implies the anger of the speaker and stressed the harshness of the language.
- I was left shouting abuse as the car sped off.
Vituperation implies fluent and sustained abuse.
- The personal vituperation merely illustrated his general contempt for everything and everybody.
Invective implies a comparable vehemence but suggests greater verbal and rhetorical skill and may apply to a public denunciation.
- A stream of invective from some sectors of the press continues to assail the government.
Obloquy suggests defamation and consequent shame and disgrace. (see also: Disgrace vs Dishonor vs Disrepute vs Shame vs Infamy vs Ignominy vs Opprobrium vs Obloquy vs Odium )
- His controversial essays have brought him much obloquy.
Scurrility implies viciousness of attack and coarseness or foulness of language.
- The host has more success with a mixture of humour and mild scurrility.
Billingsgate implies practiced fluency and variety of profane or obscene abuse.
- The two men with the barrows quarreled over a market pitch and both of them began to talk billingsgate.