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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 of harangue diatribe, tirade, jeremiad, philippic, rantWords Related to harangue 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 of harangue 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 of harangue address, declamation, speech, oration, peroration, talkWords Related to harangue 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 of harangue declaim, descant, discourse, expatiate, talk, lecture, orate, speakWords Related to harangue 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 of harangue declaim, discourse, orate, mouth (off), perorateWords Related to harangue rant, rave; bloviate, blow; lecture, preach, sermonize; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce; speak, speechify, talk



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