Philippic meaning

fĭ-lĭpĭk
Any bitter verbal attack.
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The definition of a philippic is a cruel attack of words.

An example of a philippic is an angry protestor yelling harsh words at someone with an opposing view.

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Any of the orations of Demosthenes against Philip II of Macedon in the fourth century bc .
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Any of the orations of Cicero against Antony in 44 bc .
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Any of the orations of Demosthenes against Philip, king of Macedon.
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Any of the discourses of Demosthenes against Philip II of Macedon, defending the liberty of Athens.
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(by extension) Any tirade or declamation full of bitter condemnation.
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A verbal denunciation characterized by harsh, often insulting language; a tirade.
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Origin of philippic

  • Latin philippicus, from Ancient Greek φιλιππικος (philippikos), from Φιλιππος (Philippos, “lover of horses"), from φιλο- (philo-) + ίππος (ippos, “horse").

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