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- IPA: /ˈdaɪ.əˌtɹaɪb/
First attested 1581, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] diatriba (“‘learned discussion or discourse’”) < Greek διατριβή (“‘waste of time, pastime’”) < δια- (“‘away’”) + τρίβειν (“‘to wear or rub’”).
- An abusive, bitter denunciation.
- A prolonged discourse.
- A speech or writing which bitterly denounces something.
- The senator was prone to diatribes which could go on for more than an hour.
- See also Wikisaurus:diatribe
- 1991 Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes
- "You know, it’s all this racial diatribe, and very strong language, screaming at the top of his lungs into the telephone." 
- Plural form of diatriba.
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