Complete Definition of "inveigh"

English

Etymology
From L. invehere, invectum, to carry or bring into or against, to attack with words, to inveigh; pref. in- in + vehere to carry. See Vehicle, and compare with Invective.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /ɪnËveɪ/ (see Rhymes:English:-eɪ|rhymes)

Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb

  1. To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; to use invectives;—with against; as, to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse.

#:All men inveighed against him; all men, except court vassals, opposed him. —Milton.
#:The artificial life against which we inveighed. —Hawthorne.

Quotations
<blockquote>
A reader assures me, following the recent assault on my behavior that warned me about the Bible inveighing against being "judgmental," that I've nothing to fear in the way of divine wrath: ...
<BR>&mdash;James Randi in his August 22, 2003 newsletter
</blockquote>

Usage notes
Sometimes confused with inveigle

fa:inveigh
io:inveigh
te:inveigh
vi:inveigh
zh:inveigh

Revision and Credits for"inveigh"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.