Definition of invective:
- An expression which inveighs or rails against a person; a severe or violent censure or reproach; something uttered or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another; a harsh or reproachful accusation; -- followed by against, having reference to the person or thing affected; as an invective against tyranny.
- Characterized by invection; critical; denunciatory; satirical; abusive; railing.
condemnation, sulphuric acid, obloquy, contumely, accusation, sulfuric acid, railing, billingsgate, revilement, reviling, scurrility, scurrilousness, blame, vituperation, vitriol, oil of vitriol, praise.
- contempt (part of speech: noun)
- malediction (part of speech: noun)
The invective was originally directed against Pat alone, but as she warmed to her work it grew ever more comprehensive, until at last it seemed as though the whole household were in conspiracy against her.- "Pixie O'Shaughnessy", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
- "Lore of Proserpine", Maurice Hewlett.
- "Rembrandt", Josef Israels.