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Meaning of PHILIPPIC

Pronunciation:  fi'lipik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a speech of violent denunciation
 

PHILIPPIC is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: broadside, tirade
 
 See Also: declamation, denouncement, denunciation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phi*lip"pic\, n. [L. Philippicus belonging to Philip,
Philippic, Gr. ?, fr. ? Philip, ? fond of horses: cf. F.
philippique.]
1. Any one of the series of famous orations of Demosthenes,
   the Grecian orator, denouncing Philip, king of Macedon.

2. Hence: Any discourse or declamation abounding in
   acrimonious invective.

 
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