diatribe diatribe  /ˈdaɪ ə ˌtraɪb/

Definition(s):

  • (n) thunderous verbal attack

Usage(s):

  1. Speaker after speaker poured diatribe over the drug mafia but few suggested any method to combat the menace.
  2. Saner voices are required; launching into a diatribe will not help resolve the problem.
  3. The tax paying public are asking, "Is this a inquiry report or a diatribe against the government?"

News

  1. Tredyffrin-Easttown board defends plan to cut aides', paras' hours

    Monday night’s Tredyffrin-Easttown School Board Finance Committee meeting had it all: choruses of groans and snickers, a few testy interchanges and interjections, rounds of sustained applause from a rapt audience (one lasted a full 13 seconds), a board member’s political diatribe some found of questionable relevance, and a host of memorable lines with words like “train wreck” and “nobody had ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Main Line Suburban Life

  2. Letter: A Disciplined, Vigilant Police Force

    Jim Kenyon’s diatribe against the Hanover police (“Power Play,” May 19) is mystifying. Why is he defending an inebriated underage foreign student? The students says she drank six beers (a statement contradicted by a fellow reveler, who says she was drinking hard liquor).
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Valley News

Quotes

  1. In response, the McCain campaign said in a statement, "It was remarkable to see Barack Obama's hysterical diatribe in response to a speech in which his name wasn't even mentioned. These are serious issues that deserve a serious debate, not the same...
    on May 16, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

  2. "Hip-hop is a worldwide cultural phenomena that transcends race and doesn't engage in racial slurs," Russell Simmons said Friday (April 13) through his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. "Don Imus' racially motivated diatribe toward the Rutgers...
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Russell Simmons Source: MTV.com

  3. "Semantic inventiveness is part of a candidate's capacity to speak something other than the stock political diatribe," Lang said.
    on Jan 8, 2007 By: Jack Lang Source: International Herald Tribune

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