Invective vs Excoriate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between invective and excoriate
is that invective
is while excoriate
is to wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
An expression which inveighs or rails against a person.
A severe or violent censure or reproach.
Something spoken or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another.
A harsh or reproachful accusation.
- Politics can raise invective to a low art.
Characterized by invection or railing.
- Tom's speeches became diatribes — each more invective than the last.
* (characterized by invection or railing
) abusive, critical, denunciatory, satirical, vitriolic, vituperative
To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
To strongly denounce or censure.
* 2004 , , Iron Council , 2005 Trade paperback ed., ISBN 0-345-45842-7. p. 464:
* 2006 , Patrick Healy "
- Madeleina di Farja had described Ori, and Cutter had envisaged an angry, frantic, pugnacious boy eager to fight, excoriating his comrades for supposed quiescence.
Spitzer and Clinton Win in N.Y. Primary," New York Times , 13 Sep. (retrieved 7 Oct. 2008):
- Mr. Green, a former city public advocate and candidate for mayor in 2001, ran ads excoriating Mr. Cuomo’s ethics.
* (to wear off the skin of) abrade, chafe, flay
* (to strongly denounce or censure) condemn, disparage, reprobate, tear a strip off