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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: An insulting or abusive criticism or expression.
From Latin invehi (to attack with words), from invehere (to carry in). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wegh- (to go or to transport in a vehicle), which also gave us deviate, way, weight, wagon, vogue, vehicle, vector, envoy, trivial, and inveigh. Earliest documented use: 1430.
“The author does have some good points ... but they get lost in a welter of invective and innuendo.”
Stephen Schecter; Singularly Peevish View of Canada; The Gazette (Montreal, Canada); Jul 22, 1995.
See more usage examples of invective in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint. -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (14 Jan 1875-1965)