diatribe vs fulmination what difference

what is difference between diatribe and fulmination

English

Etymology

First attested 1581, borrowed from French diatribe, from Latin diatriba (learned discussion or discourse), from Ancient Greek διατριβή (diatribḗ, way of spending time, lecture), from διά (diá, through) + τρίβω (tríbō, I waste, wear out)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɪ.əˌtɹaɪb/

Noun

diatribe (plural diatribes)

  1. An abusive, bitter, attack or criticism: denunciation.
  2. A prolonged discourse.
  3. A speech or writing which bitterly denounces something.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:diatribe

Derived terms

  • diatribal

Translations


French

Etymology

From Latin diatriba (learned discussion or discourse), from Ancient Greek διατριβή (diatribḗ, way of spending time, lecture), from διά (diá, through) + τρίβω (tríbō, I waste, wear out)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dja.tʁib/
  • Rhymes: -ib

Noun

diatribe f (plural diatribes)

  1. diatribe (abusive, bitter discourse)

Descendants

  • English: diatribe
  • Portuguese: diatribe
  • Spanish: diatriba

Further reading

  • “diatribe” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Noun

diatribe f

  1. plural of diatriba

Anagrams

  • ibridate, ribadite

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from French diatribe.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: di‧a‧tri‧be

Noun

diatribe f (plural diatribes)

  1. diatribe (bitter denunciation)
    Synonyms: catilinária, injúria
  2. diatribe (prolongued discourse)


English

Etymology

From Middle French fulmination

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /fʌlmɪˈneɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

fulmination (countable and uncountable, plural fulminations)

  1. The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.
  2. The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
  3. That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.

Related terms

  • fulminate
  • fulminator
  • fulminating compound
  • fulminic acid

Translations

Further reading

Wikipedia article on Explosive material


French

Pronunciation

Noun

fulmination f (plural fulminations)

  1. fulmination

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