present participle of harangue
as in lecturing
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

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as in speaking
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

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“Haranguing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/haranguing. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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