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Meaning of DIATRIBE

Pronunciation:  'dIu`trIb

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  thunderous verbal attack

DIATRIBE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: fulmination
 See Also: denouncement, denunciation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di"a*tribe\ (?; 277), n. [L. diatriba a learned
discussion, Gr. ?, prop., a wearing away of time, fr. ? to
rub away, spend time; dia` through + ? to rub: cf. L. terere,
F. trite: cf. F. diatribe.]
A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an
acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or
railing language; a philippic.

      The ephemeral diatribe of a faction.     --John Morley.

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