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di·a·tribe

 (dī′ə-trīb′)
n.
A bitter, abusive denunciation.

[Latin diatriba, learned discourse, from Greek diatribē, pastime, lecture, from diatrībein, to consume, wear away : dia-, intensive pref.; see dia- + trībein, to rub; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

diatribe

(ˈdaɪəˌtraɪb)
n
a bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation
[C16: from Latin diatriba learned debate, from Greek diatribē discourse, pastime, from diatribein to while away, from dia- + tribein to rub]

di•a•tribe

(ˈdaɪ əˌtraɪb)

n.
a bitter, abusive denunciation or criticism.
[1575–85; < Latin diatriba < Greek diatribḗ pastime, study, discourse, derivative of diatríbein to rub away (dia- dia- + tríbein to rub)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diatribe - thunderous verbal attack
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing

diatribe

diatribe

noun
A long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation:
Translations

diatribe

[ˈdaɪətraɪb] Ndiatriba f (against contra)

diatribe

[ˈdaɪətraɪb] ndiatribe f

diatribe

nSchmährede f

diatribe

[ˈdaɪəˌtraɪb] n (frm) diatribe (against)diatriba (contro)
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