- to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against): to inveigh against isolationism.
Origin of inveigh
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Examples from the Web for inveigh
Like any person with more years lived than left, my mother is too wise to inveigh against the inevitabilities of time.On Yom Kippur, Remember My Palestinian Mother
September 10, 2013
Let us not then inveigh against the goddess who blindly distributes them.
Do not, then, inveigh so much against a motive, which governs you as it governs other men?Protection and Communism
You inveigh against our theory, and even against theories in general.Economic Sophisms
He would pursue me every where, and inveigh against my infidelity.Adventures in the Moon, and Other Worlds
John Russell Russell
Against these he could inveigh with surety, at least, of an appreciative audience.Satan Sanderson</p>
Hallie Erminie Rives
- (intr foll by against) to speak with violent or invective language; rail
Word Origin and History for inveigh
late 15c., "to introduce," from Latin invehi "to attack with words," originally "carry oneself against," passive infinitive of invehere "bring in, carry in," from in- "against" (see in- (1)) + vehere "to carry" (see vehicle). Meaning "to give vent to violent denunciation" is from 1520s. Related: Inveighed; inveighing.