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Definition of "invective" []

  • Denunciatory or abusive language; vituperation. (noun)
  • Denunciatory or abusive expression or discourse. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by denunciatory or abusive language. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "invective" in a sentence
  • "Sure, sometimes the invective is a tad over the top, but I think the trolls just go away from that thinking they really got someone wound up and spinning."
  • "The invective is "some of the worst I've ever seen," Superintendent Dennis Carlson said."
  • "By 19th-c. standards our political invective is embarrassingly lame."