Scorch vs Inveigh - What's the difference?
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
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.
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
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
- Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.
- Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
- the fire that scorches me to death
* 1860 , (William Cullen Bryant), letter, 14 Sep 1860:
* 1989 , (Jack Vance), Madouc :
- 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.
* 1999 , (Will Hutton), The Guardian , 26 Sep 1999:
- 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.
* 2011 , Elizabeth Drew, "What were they thinking?", New York Review of Books , 18 Aug 2011:
- Only last week, three aggressively written pamphlets crossed my desk inveighing against the euro.
(obsolete) To draw in or away; to entice, inveigle.
* c. 1680 , (Samuel Butler), Genuine Remains :
- 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.
- He is a Spirit, that inveighs away a Man from himself, undertakes great Matters for him, and after fells him for a Slave.