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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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References in classic literature ?
Ferrars looked exceedingly angry, and drawing herself up more stiffly than ever, pronounced in retort this bitter philippic, "Miss Morton is Lord Morton's daughter."
Selfridge Merry, installed in the honorary arm-chairs tacitly reserved for them, paused to listen to the younger man's philippic.
And it seemeth his favor was so great, as Antonius, in a letter which is recited verbatim in one of Cicero's Philippics, calleth him venefica, witch; as if he had enchanted Caesar.
The gruel came and supplied a great deal to be saidmuch praise and many comments undoubting decision of its wholesomeness for every constitution, and pretty severe Philippics upon the many houses where it was never met with tolerable;but, unfortunately, among the failures which the daughter had to instance, the most recent, and therefore most prominent, was in her own cook at South End, a young woman hired for the time, who never had been able to understand what she meant by a basin of nice smooth gruel, thin, but not too thin.
When this commotion had a little subsided, the principal chief squatted once more before me, and throwing himself into a sudden rage, poured forth a string of philippics, which I was at no loss to understand, from the frequent recurrence of the word Happar, as being directed against the natives of the adjoining valley.
In the distance was the ancient, but still almost perfect Temple of Theseus, and close by, looking to the west, was the Bema, from whence Demosthenes thundered his philippics and fired the wavering patriotism of his countrymen.
Among those who witnessed Henry's philippic was John Marshall, delegate to the ratification convention from Henrico County, who was part of the team supporting the Constitution.
Selections from Cicero Philippic II: An Edition for Intermediate Students: Sections 44-50, 78-92, 100-119
See, e.g., CASS SUNSTEIN, REPUBLIC.COM (2001); Dan Hunter, Philippic.com, 90 Calif.
It is part curated history, part philippic for his preferred strategic vision for the United States.
(29) In his Third Philippic speech in 341 BCE, Demosthenes described what is now recognized as the Gray Zone, which created the apparition of peace between Macedonia and Athens: "This is what Philip has bought with all his lavish expenditure: that he is at war with you, but you are not at war with him!" (30) Demosthenes understood that as Philip uttered words of peace between 344 and 342, he was in fact setting the conditions for war.
Baldwin warned in Life magazine that as soon as such weapons could be attached to German missiles, mankind would have "unleashed a Frankenstein monster." Reviewing Rachel Carson's 1962 anti-pesticide philippic Silent Spring, the Jamaica Press wondered, "Chemical Frankenstein: Are Pesticides the Monster that will destroy us?"