The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

diatribe Options
Daemon
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 19,665
Neurons: 58,998
Location: Inside Farlex computers
diatribe

(noun) A bitter, abusive denunciation.

Synonyms: fulmination

Usage: Silverstein found vent in a diatribe against all prize-fighters and against Joe Fleming in particular.
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 5:47:09 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 4,792
Neurons: 3,011,557
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia


It's pretty overwhelming when you ask your friend a seemingly innocuous question, like "Do you like hot dogs?" and she unleashes a diatribe about the evils of eating meat. A diatribe is an angry, critical speech.

This noun has its roots in the Greek diatribē, "pastime or lecture," from diatrībein, "to waste time or wear away," combining dia-, "thoroughly," and trībein, "to rub." So the origin of the word diatribe is connected to both serious study and the spending or wasting of time. With most diatribes, the speaker thinks he's well informed and knows something the listener doesn't, while to most listeners the diatribe is so angry and unhinged that it's just a waste of time.


The fact that Mr. Leibovich wrote this seemingly endless diatribe on whether or not Trump laughs enough, is a great disappointment.
New York TimesDec 13, 2016


https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/diatribe
olddogg eleventy2
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 10:35:47 AM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 9/30/2016
Posts: 38
Neurons: 120,828
Location: Mason, Michigan, United States
so mr. monamagda......i gather then from your second paragraph that diatribe means, a "serious waste of time".....makes sense to me....lol....thank you sir!
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 5:04:09 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/21/2012
Posts: 3,782
Neurons: 17,905
Some people no longer watch the news on television because all they hear are diatribes against a good man who is trying to do what is best for his country.
Irma Crespo
Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 10:42:42 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 12/24/2014
Posts: 973
Neurons: 50,775
Location: Panamá, Panama, Panama
Noun 1. diatribe - thunderous verbal attack
fulmination
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines. Copyright © 2008-2017 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.