Definition of inveigh in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈveɪ


[no object] (inveigh against)
Speak or write about (something) with great hostility: he liked to inveigh against all forms of academic training
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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, declaim, protest, rail, rage, remonstrate, storm;
denounce, censure, condemn, decry, criticize, complain vehemently about;
disparage, denigrate, run down, revile, abuse, vilify, impugn
informal lash, tongue-lash, kick up a fuss about, kick up a stink about, bellyache about, beef about, grouch about, sound off about


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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