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harangue

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of harangue

  1. 1 a long angry speech or scolding <launched into a long harangue about poor customer service without realizing that I wasn't even an employee!> Synonyms diatribe, tirade, jeremiad, philippic, rantRelated Words assault, attack, broadside, invective, lambasting, lashing, tongue-lashing, vituperation; berating, chewing out, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof; abuse, castigation, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation; belittlement, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, dissing; excoriation, execration, revilement; admonishment, admonition, lecture, sermonNear Antonyms encomium, eulogy, panegyric, rhapsody, tribute; acclaim, acclamation, accolade, citation, homage, honor, praise; approval, blessing, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction; ovation, plaudit, rave

  2. 2 a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience <the dictator's lengthy harangue before a captive audience> Synonyms address, declamation, speech, oration, peroration, talkRelated Words diatribe, rant, tirade; eulogy, panegyric, tribute; keynote address (or keynote speech), lecture, salutatory; homily, sermon; monologue (also monolog), soliloquy; pitch, presentation, spiel




harangue

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of harangue

  1. 1 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject <the eminent professor harangued for three hours on his favorite subject, the clash of East and West> Synonyms declaim, descant, discourse, expatiate, talk, lecture, orate, speakRelated Words recite, soliloquize; dissert, expound, pontificate, sermonize; mouth, spout; filibuster

  2. 2 to talk as if giving an important and formal speech <a talk-show guest using the interviewer's questions as an opportunity to harangue on a variety of pet peeves> Synonyms declaim, discourse, orate, mouth (off), perorateRelated Words rant, rave; bloviate, blow; lecture, preach, sermonize; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce; speak, speechify, talk




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