Inveigh Definition

inveighed, inveighing, inveighs
inveighed, inveighing, inveighs
To give vent to angry disapproval; protest vehemently.
American Heritage
To make a violent verbal attack; talk or write bitterly (against); rail.
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To complain loudly, to give voice to one's censure or criticism against (formerly also with on, at, upon). [from 16th c.]


Origin of Inveigh

  • Latin invehī to attack with words, inveigh against passive of invehere to carry in in- in in–2 vehere to carry wegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin invehō (“bring in, carry in”), from in- + vehō (“carry”). Compare vehicle, invective.

    From Wiktionary

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