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.

Origin of Philippic

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

/ (fɪˈlɪpɪk) /

noun

a bitter or impassioned speech of denunciation; invective
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