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ha·rangue

 (hə-răng′)
n.
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
v.tr.
To deliver a harangue to.
v.intr.
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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Ces derniers peuvent parvenir 1/2 convaincre [c] rien qu'en utilisant la toile, sans se dplacer et haranguer les foules.
On pourrait alors esperer, apres ces bains de foules, qui derangent par ailleurs certainement plus d'une opposition, l'organisation de plusieurs meetings populaires oo l'on verra Chahed l'orateur haranguer les foules de simples citoyens et de travailleurs dans les usines et ailleurs, par son fameux [beaucoup moins que]debout pour la Tunisie[beaucoup plus grand que].
In that period, having roots in the countryside seeming the successor of Fazlul Huq than the urbane Suhrawardy, he became a haranguer of the crowds at public meetings with plenty of appeal to the emotions and with an undertone of violence.
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.
More dangerous is the stereotyping - in this case of the husband as an innocent victim, and of the wife as an insensitive haranguer.