Complete Definition of "invective"

English

Pronunciation
a|UK IPA|/ɪnËvÉktɪv/
a|US IPA|/ɪnËvÉktɪv/
rhymes|ɪv
rfap

Noun
en-noun

  1. An expression which inveighs or rails against a person.
  2. A severe or violent censure or reproach.
  3. Something spoken or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another.
  4. A harsh or reproachful accusation.

#: Politics can raise invective to a low art.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Characterized by invection or railing.

#: His speeches became diatribes â each more invective than the last.

Synonyms
sense|characterized by invection or railing abusive, critical, denunciatory, satirical, vitriolic, vituperative

webster

et:invective
fr:invective
io:invective
id:invective
pl:invective
ru:invective
te:invective
vi:invective
zh:invective

Revision and Credits for"invective"
  • 2007-12-08 02:13 - Doremítzwr - RV two misguided revisions; pron tweak; +UK pron; tweaked defs; italicised example sentences; es-adj > en-adj; rewrote bad adj example sentence; Synonyms > L4; frmt'd syns; -[[excoriation]] as syn

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