But his diatribe in The Hague got him just the sort of international attention he wanted. What the diatribe lacked in grammatical proficiency, it made up for in drama. But Klein has now unleashed a very public Facebook diatribe against the board. But every day that passes without his diatribe appearing shows he has lost out in the struggle for his homelands future. Although Stubbes wrote with exceeding bitterness and party bias, he had some warrant for his diatribe. This diatribe was not the first occasion on which the conqueror had proved that he was no gentleman. Renard did not notice my silence, however, but continued his diatribe. Seyd concluded a diatribe on the Mexican mozo in general while they were dressing.
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Borrowed from French diatribe. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. WOTD — 29 January Her arms were folded, her lips were pursed, and she seemed to be chewing her tongue, as though biting back the furious diatribe she longed to throw at Harry. The senator was prone to diatribes which could go on for more than an hour. Categories : English terms borrowed from French English terms derived from French English terms derived from Latin English terms derived from Ancient Greek English 3-syllable words English terms with IPA pronunciation English terms with audio links English lemmas English nouns English countable nouns English terms with quotations English terms with usage examples French terms derived from Latin French terms derived from Ancient Greek French 2-syllable words French terms with IPA pronunciation French lemmas French nouns French feminine nouns French countable nouns Italian non-lemma forms Italian noun plural forms Portuguese terms borrowed from French Portuguese terms derived from French Portuguese 4-syllable words Portuguese lemmas Portuguese nouns. Hidden category: Word of the day archive.
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The terms diatribe and rant and to a lesser extent tirade and harangue have at times been subtly distinguished, but in modern discourse are often used interchangeably. A diatribe or rant is not a formal classification of argument, and religious author Alistair Stewart-Sykes notes that "[t]he form of the diatribe is difficult precisely to ascertain". Tirade is the most general of these, describing any long, critical speech; a harangue is particularly bombastic, usually inflaming the passions of listeners, and is the primary tool of the demagogue; a rant is primarily an instrument of catharsis, allowing the speaker to blow off steam, but not necessarily persuade or do harm; a diatribe is more tiresome—while a harangue can arouse passion, and a rant can be entertaining to watch, a diatribe is neither inspiring, informative, nor entertaining. It has been suggested that a rant is merely one kind of diatribe, with one explanation stating that "[a] rant can be defined loosely as an emotionally charged narrative or diatribe often expressing a strong distaste or anger on the one hand, or a declamatory, often pompous, assertion on the other". An examination of the use of diatribe by the 4th century BC Greek philosopher Euripides states:. The peculiarity of the diatribe as distinct from other forms of popular moralizing lies in the assumed presence of an opponent.