Invective vs Tirade - What's the difference?

invective | tirade |

As a verb invective

is .

As a noun tirade is





(en noun)
  • An expression which inveighs or rails against a person.
  • A severe or violent censure or reproach.
  • Something spoken or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another.
  • *'>citation
  • A harsh or reproachful accusation.
  • Politics can raise invective to a low art.


    (en adjective)
  • Characterized by invection or railing.
  • Tom's speeches became diatribes — each more invective than the last.


    * (characterized by invection or railing) abusive, critical, denunciatory, satirical, vitriolic, vituperative (Webster 1913) ----




    (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.}}
  • *, chapter=13
  • , 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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