Definition of invective in English:

invective

Syllabification: in·vec·tive
Pronunciation: /inˈvektiv
 
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noun

Origin

late Middle English (originally as an adjective meaning 'reviling, abusive'): from Old French invectif, -ive, from late Latin invectivus 'attacking', from invehere (see inveigh). The noun is from late Latin invectiva (oratio) 'abusive or censorious (language)'.

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