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  • An abusive, bitter denunciation
  • A speech or writing which bitterly denounces something
         The senator was prone to diatribes which could go on for more than an hour.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Di"a*tribe (?; 277), n. [L. diatriba a learned discussion, Gr. &?;, prop., a wearing away of time, fr. &?; to rub away, spend time; dia` through + &?; to rub: cf. L. terere, F. trite: cf. F. diatribe.] A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or railing language; a philippic.

The ephemeral diatribe of a faction.
John Morley.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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