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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rail, inveighverb

    complain bitterly

  2. declaim, inveighverb

    speak against in an impassioned manner

    "he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"


  1. inveighverb

    To complain loudly, to give voice to one's censure or criticism against (formerly also with on, at, upon).

  2. inveighverb

    To draw in or away; to entice, inveigle.

  3. Etymology: From inveho, from in- + veho. Compare vehicle, invective.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To INVEIGHverb

    To utter censure or reproach.

    Etymology: inveho, Latin.

    I cannot blame him for inveighing so sharply against the vices of the clergy in his age. Dryden.

    He inveighs severely against the folly of parties, in retaining scoundrels to retail their lyes. Arbuthnot.


  1. inveigh

    Inveigh refers to the act of making a forceful or violent verbal attack against someone or something, or to speak or write about something with great hostility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inveighverb

    to declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; to use invectives; -- with against; as, to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse

  2. Etymology: [L. invehere, invectum, to carry or bring into or against, to attack with words, to inveigh; pref. in- in + vehere to carry. See Vehicle, and cf. Invective.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inveigh

    in-vā′, v.i. to attack with words: to rail against: to revile. [L. invehĕre, invectumin, in, vehĕre, to carry.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inveigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inveigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Translations for inveigh

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  • atacar verbalmenteSpanish
  • lokken, tieren, krachtig protesteren, meesleuren, schelden, verleidenDutch
  • поносить, оскорблять, ругатьRussian
  • 侵害Chinese

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