Inveighed
Inveigh 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. [1913 Webster]

All men inveighed against him; all men, except court vassals, opposed him. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The artificial life against which we inveighed. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


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