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invective


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invective  \In*vec"tive\,  a.  [L.  invectivus:  cf  F.  invectif  See 
  {Inveigh}.] 
  Characterized  by  invection;  critical;  denunciatory; 
  satirical;  abusive;  railing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invective  \In*vec"tive\,  n.  [F.  invective.] 
  An  expression  which  inveighs  or  rails  against  a  person;  a 
  severe  or  violent  censure  or  reproach;  something  uttered  or 
  written,  intended  to  cast  opprobrium,  censure,  or  reproach  on 
  another;  a  harsh  or  reproachful  accusation;  --  followed  by 
  against,  having  reference  to  the  person  or  thing  affected;  as 
  an  invective  against  tyranny. 
 
  The  world  will  be  able  to  judge  of  his  [Junius'] 
  motives  for  writing  such  famous  invectives.  --Sir  W. 
  Draper. 
 
  Syn:  Abuse;  censure;  reproach;  satire;  sarcasm;  railing; 
  diatribe.  See  {Abuse}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invective 
  n  :  the  expression  of  bitter  deep-seated  ill  will  rancor  [syn: 
  {vituperation},  {vitriol}] 




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