a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
a long, passionate, and vehement speech, especially one delivered before a public gathering.
any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
to address in a harangue.
to deliver a harangue.
- un·ha·rangued, adjective
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How to use harangue in a sentence
We busted into houses with shotguns, cleaned up decapitated bodies, harangued local authorities.
So he had demos made and touted them round the record companies; he pleaded and spieled and harangued.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers | Nik Cohn | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The day before he died, Ready harangued on Facebook against “traitors in office” and an “apathetic public.”Jason Todd Ready, an Arizona White Supremacist, Kills Four, Then Himself | Terry Greene Sterling | May 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Arrived, he harangued them on the cleverness of the white fellows, and invited them to play at Europeans.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
He stood alone, that marvelous man, holding the last bottle of Malvasia sweetly cradled in an arm, and he harangued the multitude.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
A man mounted the Tindal statue and harangued the crowd, urging the people to rise and compel the Government to stop the war.The Invasion | William Le Queux
Sir Francis Levison harangued the mob from the Raven, but in a more ignoble manner.East Lynne | Mrs. Henry Wood
In Rowlandson's print a Methodistical congregation is being harangued by the pastor on the respective qualities of the candidates.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume | Joseph Grego
British Dictionary definitions for harangue
to address (a person or crowd) in an angry, vehement, or forcefully persuasive way
a loud, forceful, or angry speech
- haranguer, noun
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