An example of a philippic is an angry protestor yelling harsh words at someone with an opposing view.
- any of the orations of Demosthenes against Philip, king of Macedon
- any bitter verbal attack
Origin of PhilippicClassical Latin Philippicus ; from Classical Greek Philippikos, belonging to Philip ; from Philippos, Philip
- Any of the orations of Demosthenes against Philip II of Macedon in the fourth century BC.
- Any of the orations of Cicero against Antony in 44 BC.
- philippic A verbal denunciation characterized by harsh, often insulting language; a tirade.
Latin philippicus, from Ancient Greek Ï†Î¹Î»Î¹Ï€Ï€Î¹ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (philippikos), from Î¦Î¹Î»Î¹Ï€Ï€Î¿Ï‚ (Philippos, “lover of horses"), from Ï†Î¹Î»Î¿- (philo-) + Î¯Ï€Ï€Î¿Ï‚ (ippos, “horse").