Harangue vs Sermon - What's the difference?
As a verb harangue
As a noun sermon is
An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
- She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.
* 1895 , , Ch X:
- The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
- But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.
* (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade
To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
* 1814 , , Ch XV:
- The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
- This picture of her consequence had some effect, for no one loved better to lead than Maria; and with far more good-humour she answered, "I am much obliged to you, Edmund; you mean very well, I am sure: but I still think you see things too strongly; and I really cannot undertake to harangue all the rest upon a subject of this kind. There would be the greatest indecorum, I think."
* admonish, berate, lecture
Religious discourse; a written or spoken address on a religious or moral matter.
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.” He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon
, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}
A lengthy speech of reproval.
(poetic, obsolete) To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
(poetic, obsolete) To tutor; to lecture.
* 1607 , , II. ii. 177:
- Come, sermon me no further.