harangue

[huh-rang]
noun
1.
a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
2.
a long, passionate, and vehement speech, especially one delivered before a public gathering.
3.
any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
verb (used with object), harangued, haranguing.
4.
to address in a harangue.
verb (used without object), harangued, haranguing.
5.
to deliver a harangue.

Origin:
1530–40; (noun) < Middle French harangue < Italian ar(r)inga speech, oration, noun derivative of ar(r)ingare to speak in public, verbal derivative of aringo public square < Gothic *hriggs ring1; (v.) < Middle French haranguer < Italian ar(r)ingare

unharangued, adjective
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harangue (həˈræŋ)
 
vb
1.  to address (a person or crowd) in an angry, vehement, or forcefully persuasive way
 
n
2.  a loud, forceful, or angry speech
 
[C15: from Old French, from Old Italian aringa public speech, probably of Germanic origin; related to Medieval Latin harenga; see harry, ring1]
 
ha'ranguer
 
n

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harangue
c.1450, Scottish arang (in Eng. from c.1600), from M.Fr. harangue, from It. aringo "public square, platform," from Goth. *hriggs (pronounced "hrings"), from P.Gmc. *ring "circular gathering." The first -a- inserted to ease Romance pronunciation of Gmc. hr- (cf. hamper (n.)).
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Every once in a while, however, it's worth taking a break from haranguing policy officials when they show that they're learning.
But from around the country and the world, some found it necessary to spend their time haranguing her.
With none of the usual red-in-the-face parental haranguing, it reminds her who is boss in a syllable.
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