harangue definition

  • noun:
    • a lengthy pompous speech, particularly one delivered before a gathering.
    • A speech or written piece described as strong experience or phrase; a tirade.
    • An impassioned, disputatious general public speech.
    • A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
    • A speech resolved to a large general public assembly; a well known oration; a loud target to a large number; in a poor sense, a noisy or pompous message; declamation; ranting.
    • a collection oration; a public target; a formal, vehement, or enthusiastic address; also, any formal or pompous speech; a declamation; a tirade.
    • Synonyms Address, Oration, etc. See address.
    • a loud bombastic declamation expressed with powerful feeling
  • verb-transitive:
    • To deliver a harangue to.
    • To address by an harangue.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to supply a harangue.
    • to help make an harangue; to declaim.
  • verb:
    • to provide a forceful and long lecture or criticism to some body.
    • deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
  • others:
    • to deal with in a harangue; make a speech to: as, the general harangued the soldiers.
    • to help make a formal target or message; provide a harangue; declaim.

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