Definition of inveigh in English:


Syllabification: in·veigh
Pronunciation: /inˈvā


[no object] (inveigh against)
  • Speak or write about (something) with great hostility: nationalists inveighed against those who worked with the British
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    • Speaker after speaker inveighed against their inability to speak out against the Tesco plan.
    • And so there was no lack of critics last week inveighing against this ‘waste’ of public money.
    • In other words, it is not always clear whether they are inveighing against the application of a general natural scientific approach or of positivism in particular.
    fulminate against, declaim against, protest (against), rail against/at, rage at, remonstrate against; denounce, censure, condemn, decry, criticize; disparage, denigrate, run down, abuse, vituperate, vilify, impugn
    informal sound off about, blast, dis, slam


late 15th century (in the sense 'carry in, introduce'; formerly also as enveigh): from Latin invehere 'carry in', invehi 'be carried into, assail', from in- 'into' + vehere 'carry'.

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