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diatribe

[ dahy-uh-trahyb ]
/ ˈdaɪ əˌtraɪb /
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noun

a bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism: repeated diatribes against the senator.

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Origin of diatribe

1575–85; <Latin diatriba<Greek diatribḗ pastime, study, discourse, derivative of diatríbein to rub away (dia-dia- + tríbein to rub)
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diatribe
/ (ˈdaɪəˌtraɪb) /

noun

a bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation

Word Origin for diatribe

C16: from Latin diatriba learned debate, from Greek diatribē discourse, pastime, from diatribein to while away, from dia- + tribein to rub
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