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Invective – Criticism that is very forceful, unkind and often rude


(Pronounced in-vek-tiv)

To remember the definition of the word invective, use the following mnemonic:

Inject with (invective) words that are very unkind.

Infect and inject with (invective) words that are very unkind.


Examples of invective in a sentence

"Because your invective hurt my feelings, I am going to stay away from you for a while."

The politician’s invective about his opponent caused him many votes in the election.

Although the movie critic delivered a stinging invective on the film, many people still went out and saw the picture.

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