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diatribe

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If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈdaɪ.əˌtɹaɪb/

Etymology

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).

Noun

Singular
diatribe

Plural
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diatribe ({{{1}}})
  1. An abusive, bitter denunciation.
  2. A prolonged discourse.
  3. A speech or writing which bitterly denounces something.
    The senator was prone to diatribes which could go on for more than an hour.

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Quotations

  • 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." [1]

Italian

Noun

diatribe f.

  1. Plural form of diatriba.

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