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in·veigh

 (ĭn-vā′)
intr.v. in·veighed, in·veigh·ing, in·veighs
To give vent to angry disapproval; protest vehemently.

[Latin invehī, to attack with words, inveigh against, passive of invehere, to carry in : in-, in; see in-2 + vehere, to carry; see wegh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

in·veigh′er n.

inveigh

(ɪnˈveɪ)
vb
(foll by: against) to speak with violent or invective language; rail
[C15: from Latin invehī, literally: to be carried in, hence, assail physically or verbally, from in-2 + vehī to be carried, ride]
inˈveigher n

in•veigh

(ɪnˈveɪ)

v.i.
to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usu. fol. by against): to inveigh against isolationism.
[1480–90; < Latin invehī to attack with words =in- in-2 + vehī, pass. of vehere to ride, drive (compare wain)]
in•veigh′er, n.

inveigh


Past participle: inveighed
Gerund: inveighing

Imperative
inveigh
inveigh
Present
I inveigh
you inveigh
he/she/it inveighs
we inveigh
you inveigh
they inveigh
Preterite
I inveighed
you inveighed
he/she/it inveighed
we inveighed
you inveighed
they inveighed
Present Continuous
I am inveighing
you are inveighing
he/she/it is inveighing
we are inveighing
you are inveighing
they are inveighing
Present Perfect
I have inveighed
you have inveighed
he/she/it has inveighed
we have inveighed
you have inveighed
they have inveighed
Past Continuous
I was inveighing
you were inveighing
he/she/it was inveighing
we were inveighing
you were inveighing
they were inveighing
Past Perfect
I had inveighed
you had inveighed
he/she/it had inveighed
we had inveighed
you had inveighed
they had inveighed
Future
I will inveigh
you will inveigh
he/she/it will inveigh
we will inveigh
you will inveigh
they will inveigh
Future Perfect
I will have inveighed
you will have inveighed
he/she/it will have inveighed
we will have inveighed
you will have inveighed
they will have inveighed
Future Continuous
I will be inveighing
you will be inveighing
he/she/it will be inveighing
we will be inveighing
you will be inveighing
they will be inveighing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inveighing
you have been inveighing
he/she/it has been inveighing
we have been inveighing
you have been inveighing
they have been inveighing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inveighing
you will have been inveighing
he/she/it will have been inveighing
we will have been inveighing
you will have been inveighing
they will have been inveighing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inveighing
you had been inveighing
he/she/it had been inveighing
we had been inveighing
you had been inveighing
they had been inveighing
Conditional
I would inveigh
you would inveigh
he/she/it would inveigh
we would inveigh
you would inveigh
they would inveigh
Past Conditional
I would have inveighed
you would have inveighed
he/she/it would have inveighed
we would have inveighed
you would have inveighed
they would have inveighed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inveigh - complain bitterly
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
2.inveigh - speak against in an impassioned manner; "he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"
protest - utter words of protest

inveigh

verb
To express opposition, often by argument:
Informal: kick, squawk.
Idioms: set up a squawk, take exception.
Translations

inveigh

[ɪnˈveɪ] VI to inveigh againstvituperar, lanzar invectivas contra

inveigh

vi to inveigh against somebody/something (liter)jdn/etw schmähen (liter), → sich in Schimpfreden gegen jdn/etw ergehen (geh)

inveigh

[ɪnˈveɪ] vi to inveigh against (frm) → inveire contro
References in classic literature ?
The detective had, indeed, good reasons to inveigh against the bad luck which pursued him.
Moreover, she never ceased to inveigh against my father--saying that he had sought to be better than other people, and thereby had brought himself to a bad end; that he had left his wife and daughter destitute; and that, but for the fact that we had happened to meet with a kind and sympathetic Christian soul, God alone knew where we should have laid our heads, save in the street.
She would abandon every topic to inveigh against those women who (instead of minding their houses and their children) seek notoriety by print.
Charley's voice took on an aggrieved tone, and he continued for some minutes to inveigh against the brazenness of Demetrios Contos.
A few years before, he used to be savage, and inveigh against all parsons, scholars, and the like declaring that they were a pack of humbugs, and quacks that weren't fit to get their living but by grinding Latin and Greek, and a set of supercilious dogs that pretended to look down upon British merchants and gentlemen, who could buy up half a hundred of 'em.
While Nehemiah inveighs against Sanballat and Tobiah, it is clear that they were self-professing Yahwists.
Dewhurst got "Cruzed" last year - the voguish term for what happens to a traditional Republican when a populist conservative runs to their political right and inveighs against the traditionalists.
Instead, Prime Minister Netanyahu inveighs against alleged Palestinian incitement when Mohammed Assaf sings of the Palestinian desire to return to homes and land from which over 700,000 Palestinians were expelled in 1948.
Speck inveighs against traffic engineers who want to remove street trees for fear cars will crash into them.
Human Rights Watch, a New York-based lobby that chastised the old regime, now inveighs against the new regime for failing to give the younger Qaddafi his basic rights.
He inveighs against transport spending in America where for the past 20 years the ten most-densely populated states have got half as much as the ten least-dense states.
And if only it were plain tobacco in "plain tobacco packaging" that your contributor inveighs the government for with his king-size attitude to civil liberties which take no account of others.