invective

  • 1 invective — [ ɛ̃vɛktiv ] n. f. • 1404; bas lat. invectivae (orationes) « (discours) agressifs », de invehi « attaquer » ♦ Parole ou suite de paroles violentes contre qqn ou qqch. ⇒ injure, insulte. Se répandre en invectives contre qqn. Invectives contre les… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 invective — INVECTIVE. s. f. Discours fort & vehement contre quelque personne ou contre quelque chose. Grande invective. sanglante, longue, furieuse invective. invective bien aigre. faire une invective contre quelqu un. un plaidoyer plein d invectives. il s… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Invective — (noun), from Middle English invectif , or Old French and Late Latin invectus , is an abusive, reproachful or venomous language used to express blame or censure; also, a rude expression or discourse intended to offend or hurt. Vituperation, or… …

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  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Invective — In*vec tive, a. [L. invectivus: cf. F. invectif. See {Inveigh}.] Characterized by invection; critical; denunciatory; satirical; abusive; railing. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 invective — index aspersion, condemnation (blame), contumely, correction (punishment), defamation, denunciation …

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  • 7 invective — (n.) 1520s, from M.L. invectiva abusive speech, from L.L. invectivus abusive, from L. invectus, pp. of invehi to attack with words (see INVEIGH (Cf. inveigh)). For nuances of usage, see HUMOR (Cf. humor). The earlier noun form was inveccion (mid… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 invective — *abuse, vituperation, obloquy, scurrility, billingsgate Analogous words: vilifying or vilification, maligning, calumniation, traducing (see corresponding verbs at MALIGN): *animadversion, stricture, aspersion, reflection …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 invective — [n] verbal abuse accusation, berating, billingsgate, blame, blasphemy, castigation, censure, condemnation, contumely, denunciation, diatribe, epithet, jeremiad, obloquy, philippic, reproach, revilement, sarcasm, scurrility, tirade, tongue… …

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  • 10 invective — Invective, Inuectio, Inuectiua …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 invective — ► NOUN ▪ strongly abusive or critical language. ORIGIN Latin invectivus attacking , from invehere (see INVEIGH(Cf. ↑inveigh)) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 invective — [in vek′tiv] adj. [ME invectiff < MFr invectif < LL invectivus < L invectus, pp. of invehere: see INVEIGH] inveighing; using, inclined to use, or characterized by strong verbal abuse n. 1. a violent verbal attack; strong criticism,… …

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  • 13 invective — n. 1) to hurl invective/invectives at 2) bitter; coarse, vulgar invective 3) a stream, torrent of invective/invectives 4) invective against * * * [ɪn vektɪv] coarse torrent of invectives vulgar invective a stream bitter to hurl invectives at …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 invective — (in vè kti v ) s. f. Discours injurieux, expression injurieuse contre quelque personne ou contre quelque chose. •   Un homme de cette sorte est un savant artisan de calomnies... il blâme avec des éloges et non pas avec des invectives, BALZ. De la …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 invective — [[t]ɪnve̱ktɪv[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Invective is rude and unpleasant things that people shout at people they hate or are angry with. [FORMAL] A woman had hurled racist invective at the family... Crowley maintained a stream of invective… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 INVECTIVE — s. f. Discours amer et violent, expression injurieuse contre quelque personne ou contre quelque chose. Sanglante, longue, furieuse invective. Se répandre en invectives, vomir des invectives contre quelqu un. Un plaidoyer plein d invectives. Il s… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 invective — 1. noun /ɪnˈvɛktɪv/ a) An expression which inveighs or rails against a person. Politics can raise invective to a low art. b) A severe or violent censure or reproach. 2. adjective /ɪnˈvɛktɪv/ Characterized by invection or …

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  • 18 INVECTIVE — n. f. Parole ou suite de paroles violentes et injurieuses contre quelqu’un ou contre quelque chose. Sanglante, longue, furieuse invective. Se répandre en invectives contre quelqu’un. Un plaidoyer plein d’invectives …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 invective — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. denunciation, vituperation, vilification. See imprecation. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. denunciation, vituperation, condemnation; see accusation 2 , blame 1 , insult . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 invective — in|vec|tive [ınˈvektıv] n [U] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: invectif, from Latin, from invehere; INVEIGH] rude and insulting words that someone says when they are very angry ▪ He let out a stream of invective …

    Dictionary of contemporary English