Tirade vs Outburst - What's the difference?

tirade | outburst |

As nouns the difference between tirade and outburst

is that tirade is while outburst is a sudden, often violent expression of emotion or activity.

As a verb outburst is

to burst out.




(en noun)
  • A long, angry or violent speech; a diatribe.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.}}
  • A section of verse concerning a single theme; a laisse.
  • Synonyms

    * (speech) diatribe, rant * (section of verse) laisse * See also

    See also

    * j'accuse * tantrum


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  • To burst out.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a sudden, often violent expression of emotion or activity.
  • The man let out an outburst of invective


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