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a long and angry speech
  • How to Memorize
    • tirade - rant
  • Analysis

    A ‘tirade’ is a rant filled with harsh and emotionally charged language. It is typically in the form of biting criticism directed towards somebody who you are furious at for something, but it is a poor way to get your point across. Not only is it overly aggressive, it is also usually unconstructive. Like ‘attack’, this word is often preceded by the word ‘launch’.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymsbenevolentcharitable, peaceable,
  • Example(s)
    1. The politician used her press conference to launch into a tirade against the media for their coverage of her campaign.

    2. I wasn’t happy with how my manager treated me. I can take criticism, but not when it comes in the form of a tirade of abuse.

    3. Once Jack had finished his tirade and calmed down a bit, he looked suitably embarrassed about his behaviour.