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Meaning of INVEIGH

Pronunciation:  in'vey

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  speak against, in an impassioned manner; "he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"
  2. [v]  complain bitterly
 

INVEIGH is a 7 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: declaim, rail
 
 See Also: complain, kick, kvetch, plain, protest, quetch, sound off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*veigh"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inveighed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Inveighing}.] [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 cf.
{Invective}.]
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.

 

 

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