Part of speech: noun

An abusive discourse; invective.

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Usage examples "diatribe":

  1. Aileen could not help smiling at this diatribe on " the times." - "Flamsted quarries", Mary E. Waller.
  2. Nor does she consider how perfection is to be achieved in taste, preferring to conclude with a diatribe in the manner of Rousseau on the depravity of the times and the corrupting effect of the arts. - "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Taste, and of the Origin of our Ideas of Beauty, etc.", Frances Reynolds.
  3. But I am not giving a diatribe on American life, so will not pursue the matter farther. - "On the Firing Line in Education", Adoniram Judson Ladd.