Invective

Definition of Invective

In`vec´tive
a.1.Characterized by invection; critical; denunciatory; satirical; abusive; railing.
n.1.An expression which inveighs or rails against a person; a severe or violent censure or reproach; something uttered or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another; a harsh or reproachful accusation; - followed by against, having reference to the person or thing affected; as, an invective against tyranny.
The world will be able to judge of his [Junius'] motives for writing such famous invectives.
- Sir W. Draper.

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