[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.
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
All men inveighed against him; all men, except court
vassals, opposed him. --Milton.
The artificial life against which we inveighed.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,