A Word A Day : Philippic
( Noun ) Philippic
Word of 29th July 2007: A Word A Day-Philippic
1. Any of the orations of Demosthenes against Philip of Macedon in the fourth century B.C.
2. Any of the orations of Cicero against Antony in 44 B.C.
3. A verbal denunciation characterized by harsh and insulting language
4. A long, violent, blustering speech usually of censure or denunciationContextual Examples:
By Demosthenes' standards, Simon's lyrics are more of a whine than a Philippic.The Trial of Henry Kissinger
by Christopher Hitchens is a philippic pure and simple.Synonyms:
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