verb (used without object)
Origin of inveigh
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.
Against these he could inveigh with surety, at least, of an appreciative audience.Satan Sanderson|Hallie Erminie Rives
And still more vehemently did he inveigh against Moreo in his direct appeals to Philip.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
Now my point is this—the wretch whom I have described never ceased to inveigh against the wrongs of society.Side Lights|James Runciman
He then proceeded to inveigh in his old manner, but with a new purpose and a changed destination.Diderot and the Encyclopdists|John Morley
During his lifetime he never ceased to inveigh against Archbishop Hubert Walter; after his death he repented and recanted.The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales|Giraldus Cambrensis
British Dictionary definitions for inveigh
Word Origin for inveigh
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.