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diatribe (n.) 1640s (in Latin form in English from 1580s), "discourse, [...]


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diatribe (n.)

1640s (in Latin form in English from 1580s), "discourse, critical dissertation," from French diatribe (15c.), from Latin diatriba "learned discussion," from Greek diatribe "employment, study," in Plato, "discourse," literally "a wearing away (of time)," from dia- "away" (see dia-) + tribein "to wear, rub," from PIE root *tere- (1) "to rub, turn." Sense of "invective" is 1804, apparently from French.

Online Etymology

diatribe
ˈdʌɪətrʌɪb/
noun
noun: diatribe; plural noun: diatribes

a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.
"a diatribe against consumerism"

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