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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An utterance intended to insult or abuse.

Usage examples (33)
  • The art of invective resembles the art of boxing. Very few fights are won with the straight left. It is too obvious, and it can be too easily countered.
  • However the target for invective is the general public.
  • So invective is the wrecking-ball to satire's ball-pein hammer.
  • But I maintain that this sort of religious invective is also rude. for more
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