inveigh

[in-vey]
verb (used without object)
to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against ): to inveigh against isolationism.

Origin:
1480–90; < Latin invehī to attack with words, equivalent to in- in-2 + vehī passive infinitive of vehere to ride, drive, sail (cf. wain)

inveigher, noun
uninveighing, adjective


harangue, revile.
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inveigh (ɪnˈveɪ)
 
vb (foll by against)
to speak with violent or invective language; rail
 
[C15: from Latin invehī, literally: to be carried in, hence, assail physically or verbally, from in-² + vehī to be carried, ride]
 
in'veigher
 
n

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inveigh
1486, "to introduce," from L. invehi "to attack with words," originally "carry oneself against," from passive inf. of invehere "bring in, carry in," from in- "against" + vehere "to carry" (see vehicle). Meaning "to give vent to violent denunciation" is from 1529.
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Example sentences
Curtis continued for years to inveigh against the people who had opposed the president.
Later, after the economy is humming along again, they'll inveigh against the fact that we're not saving enough.
Animal rights protectors who inveigh against the seal hunt shoot themselves in the foot.
Some used the opportunity to inveigh against budget cuts.
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