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Meaning of DIATRIBE

Pronunciation:  'dIu`trIb

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  thunderous verbal attack
 

DIATRIBE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: fulmination
 
 See Also: denouncement, denunciation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di"a*tribe\ (?; 277), n. [L. diatriba a learned
discussion, Gr. ?, prop., a wearing away of time, fr. ? to
rub away, spend time; dia` through + ? to rub: cf. L. terere,
F. trite: cf. F. diatribe.]
A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an
acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or
railing language; a philippic.

      The ephemeral diatribe of a faction.     --John Morley.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abuse, address, after-dinner speech, allocution, assailing, assault, attack, berating, bitter words, blackening, chalk talk, contumely, debate, declamation, eulogy, execration, exhortation, filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, funeral oration, harangue, hard words, hortatory address, inaugural, inaugural address, invective, jawing, jeremiad, onslaught, oration, pep talk, peroration, philippic, pitch, prepared speech, prepared text, public speech, rating, reading, recital, recitation, revilement, sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, set speech, speech, speechification, speeching, talk, talkathon, tirade, tongue-lashing, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, vilification, vituperation
 

 

 

 

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