adverb see invective I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Invectively — In*vec tive*ly, adv. In an invective manner. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invectively — tə̇vlē, li adverb obsolete : in an invective manner thus most invectively he pierceth through the body of our country, swearing Shakespeare …   Useful english dictionary

  • invectively — See invective. * * * …   Universalium

  • invectively — in·vec·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • invective — invectively, adv. invectiveness, n. /in vek tiv/, n. 1. vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach. 2. a railing accusation; vituperation. 3. an insulting or abusive word or expression. adj. 4. vituperative; denunciatory; censoriously …   Universalium

  • invective — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English invectif, from Middle French, from Latin invectivus, from invectus, past participle of invehere Date: 15th century of, relating to, or characterized by insult or abuse • invectively adverb • invectiveness… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • invectiveness — See invectively. * * * …   Universalium

  • epithet — epithetic, epithetical, adj. /ep euh thet /, n. 1. any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality: Richard the Lion Hearted is an epithet of Richard I. 2. a characterizing word or phrase firmly… …   Universalium

  • epithet — ep•i•thet [[t]ˈɛp əˌθɛt[/t]] n. 1) a characterizing word or phrase added to or used in place of the name of a person or thing 2) a word, phrase, or expression used invectively as a term of abuse or contempt • Etymology: 1570–80; < L epitheton… …   From formal English to slang

  • invective — /ɪnˈvɛktɪv / (say in vektiv) noun 1. vehement denunciation; an utterance of violent censure or reproach. 2. a railing accusation; vituperation. –adjective 3. censoriously abusive; vituperative; denunciatory. {Middle English, from Late Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

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