Complete Definition of "diatribe"

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English
Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈdaɪ.əˌtɹaɪb/

Etymology
First attested 1581, from Latin diatriba (learned discussion or discourse) < Greek διατριβή (waste of time, pastime) < δια- (away) + τρίβειν (to wear or rub).

Noun
en-noun

  1. An abusive, bitter denunciation.
  2. A prolonged discourse.
  3. A speech or writing which bitterly denounces something.

#:The senator was prone to diatribes which could go on for more than an hour.

Translations
Italian: diatriba f (1,2)
Romanian: diatriba
Spanish: diatriba

Quotations
1991 Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes

Italian

Noun
diatribe f

  1. plural of|diatriba|lang=Italian

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