invective definition

  • noun:
    • Denunciatory or abusive language; vituperation.
    • Denunciatory or abusive appearance or discourse.
    • An expression which inveighs or rails against someone.
    • A severe or violent censure or reproach.
    • One thing spoken or written, designed to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another.
    • A harsh or reproachful accusation.
    • a manifestation which inveighs or rails against a person; a severe or violent censure or reproach; anything uttered or written, designed to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another; a harsh or reproachful accusation; -- followed by against, having mention of anyone or thing impacted.
    • Vehement denunciation; an utterance of violent censure or reproach; additionally, a railing accusation; vituperation.
    • Synonyms misuse, Invective (see punishment); Satire, Pasquinade, etc. (see lampoon); philippic, objurgation, reproach, railing, diatribe.
    • abusive or venomous language familiar with express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or characterized by denunciatory or abusive language.
    • Characterized by invection or railing.
    • described as invection; vital; denunciatory; satirical; abusive; railing.
  • others:
    • Censoriously abusive; vituperative; denunciatory.

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