Word of 29th July 2007: A Word A Day-Philippic
( Noun )
Philippic : (fi-lip'ik)
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 denunciation
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.
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