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inveigh

Syllabification: in·veigh
Pronunciation: /inˈvā
 
/

Definition of inveigh in English:

verb

[no object] (inveigh against)
Speak or write about (something) with great hostility: nationalists inveighed against those who worked with the British
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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

Origin

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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