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1. A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering.
2. A speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade.
v. ha·rangued, ha·rangu·ing, ha·rangues
To deliver a harangue to.
To deliver a harangue.

[Middle English arang, a speech to an assembly, from Old French harangue, from Old Italian aringa, from aringare, to speak in public, probably from aringo, arringa, public square, meeting place, of Germanic origin; see koro- in Indo-European roots.]

ha·rangu′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haranguer - a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech
orator, public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker - a person who delivers a speech or oration
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Il est convaincu de sa permission de haranguer son environnement dont il prononce les syllabes comme on exhibe un butin de guerre: le franc-parler.
Eight of these referred to the Stanton firing; one to the Army Act; one, drawn up by the Radical haranguer Benjamin Butler, charged the president with having in "a loud voice" made "certain intemperate, inflammatory and scandalous harangues" against Congress, bringing "the high office of president of the United States into contempt, ridicule, and disgrace, to the great scandal of all citizens"; and, finally, a catchall charge was added by Thaddeus Stevens on the ground that it would be easiest to pass.
Interesting analysis from radio haranguer John Humphrys for YouGov this week looked at the very real possibility of May's General Election failing to find an outright winner - while piecing together an adequate coalition could prove just as taxing.