Thesaurus

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 was our Word of the Day on 06/18/2013. Hear the podcast!


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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up harangue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!