Philippic

[ fi-lip-ik ]
/ fɪˈlɪp ɪk /

noun

any of the orations delivered by Demosthenes, the Athenian orator, in the 4th century b.c., against Philip, king of Macedon.
(lowercase) any speech or discourse of bitter denunciation.

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Origin of Philippic

1585–95; < Latin Philippicus < Greek Philippikós. See Philip, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for philippic

philippic
/ (fɪˈlɪpɪk) /

noun

a bitter or impassioned speech of denunciation; invective
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