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diatribe (noun) – A bitter, abusive denunciation.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1640s (in Latin form in English from 1580s), “discourse, critical dissertation,” from French diatribe (15th century), from Latin diatriba “learned discussion,” from Greek diatribe “employment, study,” in Plato, “discourse,” literally “a wearing away (of time),” from dia- “away” + tribein “to wear, rub,” from PIE root *tere- “to rub, turn, twist”. Sense of “invective” is 1804, apparently from French.

 


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