- The definition of inveigh is to rant against something, or to speak or write about something with great hostility.
When an impassioned conservative writes a long column about her opinion of a new democratic policy, this is an example of when she inveighs.
inveigh definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English invehen ; from Classical Latin invehi, to assail, attack with words, passive voice of invehere, to bring in ; from in-, in, to plush vehere, to carry: see vehement
- inveigher noun
inveigh definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb in·veighed, in·veigh·ing, in·veighs
Origin: Latin invehī, to attack with words, inveigh against, passive of invehere, to carry in : in-, in; see in-2 + vehere, to carry; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
- in·veighˈer noun