Invectives



[in-vek-tiv] /ɪnˈvɛk tɪv/

noun
1.
vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach.
2.
a railing accusation; vituperation.
3.
an insulting or abusive word or expression.
adjective
4.
vituperative; denunciatory; censoriously abusive.
/ɪnˈvɛktɪv/
noun
1.
vehement accusation or denunciation, esp of a bitterly abusive or sarcastic kind
adjective
2.
characterized by or using abusive language, bitter sarcasm, etc
n.

1520s, from Medieval Latin invectiva “abusive speech,” from Late Latin invectivus “abusive,” from Latin invectus, past participle of invehi “to attack with words” (see inveigh). For nuances of usage, see humor. The earlier noun form was inveccion (mid-15c.).

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