[ in-vey ]
/ ɪnˈveɪ /

verb (used without object)

to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against): to inveigh against isolationism.

Origin of inveigh

1480–90; < Latin invehī to attack with words, equivalent to in- in-2 + vehī passive infinitive of vehere to ride, drive, sail (cf. wain)

Related forms

in·veigh·er, nounun·in·veigh·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inveigh


/ (ɪnˈveɪ) /


(intr foll by against) to speak with violent or invective language; rail

Derived Forms

inveigher, noun

Word Origin for inveigh

C15: from Latin invehī, literally: to be carried in, hence, assail physically or verbally, from in- ² + vehī to be carried, ride
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