Speechifying
Speechify Speech"i*fy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Speechified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Speechifying}.] [Speech + -fy.] To make a speech; to harangue. [Used derisively or humorously.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Speechifying — Speech i*fy ing, n. The act of making a speech or speeches. [Used derisively or humorously.] [1913 Webster] The dinner and speechifying . . . at the opening of the annual season for the buckhounds. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speechifying — UK [ˈspiːtʃɪfaɪɪŋ] US [ˈspitʃɪfaɪɪŋ] noun [uncountable] informal speeches that sound important but are really boring or useless Thesaurus: speeches and parts of speechessynonym general words for ceremonieshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • speechifying — [[t]spi͟ːtʃɪfaɪɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Speechifying is the making of speeches, especially because you want to appear important. ...five tedious days of speechifying and punditing …   English dictionary

  • speechifying — noun a) The art of making speeches; rhetoric or oratory. b) The act of speaking, especially at excessive length …   Wiktionary

  • speechifying — speech|i|fy|ing [ spitʃıfaııŋ ] noun uncount INFORMAL the use of speeches that sound important but are really boring or useless …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • speechifying — UK [ˈspiːtʃɪfaɪɪŋ] / US [ˈspɪtʃɪfaɪɪŋ] noun [uncountable] informal speeches that sound important but are really boring or useless …   English dictionary

  • Transitional Program — The Transitional Program, the full name of which is The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International , is a political platform adopted by the 1938 founding congress of the Fourth International, the international Leninist… …   Wikipedia

  • Speech — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Speech >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 speech speech faculty of speech Sgm: N 1 locution locution talk parlance verbal intercourse prolation oral communication word of mouth parole palaver prattle …   English dictionary for students

  • Speechification — Speech i*fi*ca tion, n.[See {Spechify}.] The act of speechifying. [Used humorously or in contempt.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Speechified — Speechify Speech i*fy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Speechified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Speechifying}.] [Speech + fy.] To make a speech; to harangue. [Used derisively or humorously.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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