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Philippic

[ fi-lip-ik ]
/ fɪˈlɪp ɪk /
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noun
any of the orations delivered by Demosthenes, the Athenian orator, in the 4th century b.c., against Philip, king of Macedon.
any of the 14 orations delivered by Cicero against Marc Antony (44-43 b.c.).
(lowercase) any speech or discourse of bitter denunciation.
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Origin of Philippic

First recorded in 1560–70; from Latin Philippicus, from 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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