A long, angry or violent speech; a diatribe.
, title=(The Celebrity
, 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.}}
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.
* (speech) diatribe, rant
* (section of verse) laisse
* See also
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