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VERB (2)

1. complain bitterly;
[syn: rail, inveigh]

2. speak against in an impassioned manner;
- Example: "he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"
[syn: declaim, inveigh]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inveigh \In*veigh"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inveighed; p. pr. & vb. n. Inveighing.] [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.] 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. [1913 Webster] All men inveighed against him; all men, except court vassals, opposed him. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The artificial life against which we inveighed. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inveigh v 1: complain bitterly [syn: rail, inveigh] 2: speak against in an impassioned manner; "he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society" [syn: declaim, inveigh]