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Phi·lip·pic

 (fĭ-lĭp′ĭk)
n.
1. Any of the orations of Demosthenes against Philip II of Macedon in the fourth century bc.
2. Any of the orations of Cicero against Antony in 44 bc.
3. philippic A verbal denunciation characterized by harsh, often insulting language; a tirade.
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philippic

(fɪˈlɪpɪk)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a bitter or impassioned speech of denunciation; invective
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Phi•lip•pic

(fɪˈlɪp ɪk)

n.
1. any of the orations delivered by Demosthenes against Philip II, king of Macedonia.
2. (l.c.) any speech or discourse of bitter denunciation.
[1585–95; < Latin Philippicus < Greek Philippikós]
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philippic

an oration or declamation full of bitter and accusatory invective, named after the orations of Demosthenes attacking Philip of Macedon.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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Noun1.philippic - a speech of violent denunciationphilippic - a speech of violent denunciation  
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
declamation - vehement oratory
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philippic

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

[fɪˈlɪpɪk] Nfilípica f
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philippic

n (lit, fig)Philippika f
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Cicero's 14 Philippic orations (so called in imitation of Demosthenes' speeches against Philip II of Macedonia) were delivered in the turmoil after Caesar's death in an attempt to drive the Senate to declare war on Antony.