prolonged outburst of denunciation
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  • diatribe — I noun abuse, abusive harangue, abusive language, accusation, act of berating, admonition, adverse comment, animadversion, backbiting, bitter harangue, bitter words, blame, carping, castigation, censure, chiding, complaining, condemnation,… …   Law dictionary

  • tirade — /taɪˈreɪd / (say tuy rayd), /təˈreɪd / (say tuh rayd) noun 1. a prolonged outburst of denunciation. 2. a long, vehement speech. 3. a passage dealing with a single theme or idea, as in poetry. {French: draught, shot, from Italian tirata volley,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tirade — /tuy rayd, tuy rayd /, n. 1. a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation: a tirade against smoking. 2. a long, vehement speech: a tirade in the Senate. 3. a passage dealing with a single theme or idea, as in poetry: the stately tirades …   Universalium

  • harangue, tirade — An harangue is a passionate and vehement speech, one that is usually lengthy and delivered before a public gathering: The candidate indulged in an (or a) harangue that dealt more with his opponents than with the issues at hand. A tirade is a… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • tirade — ti•rade [[t]ˈtaɪ reɪd, taɪˈreɪd[/t]] n. 1) a prolonged outburst of bitter denunciation 2) a long, vehement speech 3) a passage dealing with a single theme, as in poetry: the stately tirades of Corneille[/ex] • Etymology: 1795–1805; < F: lit.,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

  • China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …   Universalium

  • Luther, Martin — • Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Luther, Martin      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Luther —     Martin Luther     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Martin Luther     Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546.     His father, Hans, was a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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