Definition of inveigh in English:

inveigh

verb

[NO OBJECT]inveigh against
  • Speak or write about (something) with great hostility.

    ‘nationalists inveighed against those who worked with the British’
    • ‘In other words, it is not always clear whether they are inveighing against the application of a general natural scientific approach or of positivism in particular.’
    • ‘They inveighed against the immorality of British rule and denounced the local ‘whisky drinkers’ who mimicked their colonial masters and did their bidding.’
    • ‘Can't we persuade the journalists busy inveighing against poor Harry to take on that cause instead?’
    • ‘Is this corporate welfare really any different or less costly than the kind most of these people inveigh against?’
    • ‘I do not mean to inveigh against the consultants more heavily than they deserve, for it is impossible not to believe that they act with a good motive.’
    • ‘They published a monthly news magazine, which served as their mouthpiece usually inveighing against something wrong with Boston's city finances, or elected officials.’
    • ‘Nationalists inveighed against those who worked with the British and the Dutch, were friends of the colonials and not true Indonesians or Singaporeans or Malays.’
    • ‘If Schwartz were at all familiar with the ‘process’ he inveighs against, he'd know better - but that's not something that's within his spectrum of acceptance.’
    • ‘On a recent visit to Ireland, I was caught off-guard by a Dublin taxi driver who inveighed against the current wave of new immigrants.’
    • ‘But the most profound voice in popular music today inveighing against spiritual alienation and emotional disconnectedness comes from New Jersey.’
    • ‘Lear enters, madly reliving episodes from his past, inveighing against female sexuality and reflecting on justice and authority in a poignant mixture of reason and madness.’
    • ‘Yet Niebuhr also spent much of his life inveighing against the naivety of liberalism, as in his most famous book, Moral Man and Immoral Society.’
    • ‘In particular he has inveighed against the proposition that women should be encouraged by law and circumstance to rise through the ranks of business or politics.’
    • ‘Speaker after speaker inveighed against their inability to speak out against the Tesco plan.’
    • ‘And so there was no lack of critics last week inveighing against this ‘waste’ of public money.’
    • ‘A great many food writers inveigh against the inequities of school food and the amount of money spent for the last 20 years and have got absolutely nowhere.’
    • ‘I will question environmental agencies that put birds before people, and inveigh against wind farms in the wrong places.’
    • ‘It's Republicans who are inveighing against this kind of non-ideological solution.’
    • ‘In the meantime, Khrushchev had been holding a stormy and furious press conference making veiled threats and inveighing against the treacherous nature of the United States.’
    • ‘In an age of 30-second political advertisements, truthful speech remains as meaningful to democracies as it is to inveighing against totalitarian regimes.’
    fulminate, declaim, protest, rail, rage, remonstrate, storm
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Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense ‘carry in, introduce’; formerly also as enveigh): from Latin invehere ‘carry in’, invehi ‘be carried into, assail’, from in- ‘into’ + vehere ‘carry’.

Pronunciation

inveigh

/inˈvā//ɪnˈveɪ/