The definition of invective is strong criticism, insults and abusive or insulting language.(noun)
An example of invective is when someone who is angry starts shouting abusive language and hurtful words at you.
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Origin: ME invectiff < MFr invectif < LL invectivus < L invectus, pp. of invehere: see inveigh
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Origin: From Middle English invectif, denunciatory
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin invectīvus, reproachful, abusive
Origin: , from Latin invectus
Origin: , past participle of invehī, to inveigh against; see inveigh.
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