invective

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French invective, from Medieval Latin invectiva (abusive speech), from Latin invectīvus, from invectus, perfect passive participle of invehō (bring in), from in + vehō (carry). See vehicle, and compare with inveigh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

invective (plural invectives)

  1. An expression which inveighs or rails against a person.
  2. A severe or violent censure or reproach.
  3. Something spoken or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another.
  4. A harsh or reproachful accusation.
    Politics can raise invective to a low art.

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Adjective[edit]

invective (comparative more invective, superlative most invective)

  1. Characterized by invection or railing.
    Tom's speeches became diatribes — each more invective than the last.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

invective f (plural invectives)

  1. invective

Verb[edit]

invective

  1. first-person singular present indicative of invectiver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of invectiver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of invectiver
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of invectiver
  5. second-person singular imperative of invectiver

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

invective

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of invectivar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of invectivar
  3. third-person singular imperative of invectivar