invective

Part of speech: noun

Railing accusation; vituperation.

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Usage examples "invective":

  1. I suppose nobody will take this discourse for an invective against the Bank of England. - "An Essay Upon Projects", Daniel Defoe.
  2. With a sudden down- bringing of his old but powerful hand on the top of the table before him, he seemed about to utter an oath or some angry invective. - "The Millionaire Baby", Anna Katharine Green.
  3. Viviette, mindful of the invective, received Lord Banstead with a smile of amusement. - "Viviette", William J. Locke.