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invective

in·vec·tive

invective

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn vek tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: strongly abusive or denunciatory speech or language.
The pastor's fiery sermons were filled with invective and dire warnings of hell.
synonyms:
abuse, contumely, obloquy, railing, vituperation
similar words:
calumny, censure, imprecation, malediction, slander
definition 2: an instance of such speech.
synonyms:
aspersion, contumely, diatribe, insult, philippic, scurrility, tirade
similar words:
curse, harangue, slur, tongue-lashing
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to invective; strongly abusive.
synonyms:
abusive, damning, vituperative
similar words:
defamatory, deprecatory, derogatory, harsh, insulting, offensive, scurrilous, slanderous
derivations: invectively (adv.), invectiveness (n.)