Scorch vs Inveigh - What's the difference?

scorch | inveigh |

As verbs the difference between scorch and inveigh

is that scorch is to burn the surface of something so as to discolour it while inveigh is .

As a noun scorch

is a slight or surface burn.




  • A slight or surface burn.
  • A discolouration caused by heat.
  • Brown discoloration on the leaves of plants caused by heat, lack of water or by fungi.
  • Derived terms

    * scorchy


  • To burn the surface of something so as to discolour it
  • To wither, parch or destroy something by heat or fire, especially to make land or buildings unusable to an enemy
  • * Prior
  • Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.
  • To become scorched or singed
  • To move at high speed (so as to leave scorch marks on the ground)
  • To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
  • * Bible, Revelations xvi. 8
  • Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
  • * Dryden
  • the fire that scorches me to death





    (en verb)
  • * 1860 , (William Cullen Bryant), letter, 14 Sep 1860:
  • I saw Mr. Cairns yesterday. He inveighed at great length at what he called Mr. Willis's neglect of his children, saying he had just discovered that they got no whortleberries and no fish, and that he was just beginning to send them those things.
  • * 1989 , (Jack Vance), Madouc :
  • Noblemen loyal to King Milo inveighed upon him, until at last he sent off dispatches to King Audry and King Aillas, alerting them to the peculiar rash of forays, raids and provocations current along the Lyonesse border.
  • * 1999 , (Will Hutton), The Guardian , 26 Sep 1999:
  • Only last week, three aggressively written pamphlets crossed my desk inveighing against the euro.
  • * 2011 , Elizabeth Drew, "What were they thinking?", New York Review of Books , 18 Aug 2011:
  • After the President, in a press conference in late June, inveighed against tax breaks for corporate jets, the industry quickly insisted that such a change would cost jobs.
  • (obsolete) To draw in or away; to entice, inveigle.
  • * c. 1680 , (Samuel Butler), Genuine Remains :
  • He is a Spirit, that inveighs away a Man from himself, undertakes great Matters for him, and after fells him for a Slave.

    Derived terms

    * inveigher * inveighing