Words I Love 67 – Diatribe

New word today…




noun: diatribe; plural noun: diatribes
  1. a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.
    “a diatribe against consumerism”
    synonyms: tirade, harangue, verbal onslaught, verbal attack, stream of abuse,denunciation, broadside, fulmination, condemnation, criticism, stricture,reproof, reproval, reprimand, rebuke, admonishment, admonition; More


late 16th century (denoting a disquisition): from French, via Latin from Greek diatribē‘spending of time, discourse’, from dia ‘through’ + tribein ‘rub’.

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