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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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(noun) A bitter, abusive denunciation.

Synonyms: fulmination

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

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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
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 10:35:47 AM

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so mr. monamagda......i gather then from your second paragraph that diatribe means, a "serious waste of time".....makes sense to you sir!
Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 5:04:09 AM
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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.
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Noun 1. diatribe - thunderous verbal attack
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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