phillipic
noun abusive language, acrimony, aspersion, bitter language, bitter words, castigation, censure, chastisement, commination, contumely, defamation, denunciation, detraction, diatribe, disparagement, execration, harangue, invective, malediction, obloquy, reprobation, revilement, screed, tirade, tongue-lashing, verbal abuse, vilification, vituperation

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