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Philippic 601 Words You Need to Know

Philippic 601 Words You Need to Know

/fə-‘li-pik/ (noun)

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diatribe, tirade, invective, harangue, polemic, bitter verbal attack, condemnation, rant, denunciation, lecture, vituperation, fulmination, censure, insult


A philippic is a fiery, damning speech, or tirade, delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term is most famously associated with two noted orators of the ancient world: Cicero of ancient Rome and Demosthenes of ancient Athens. The term itself is derived from Demosthenes’ speeches in 351 BC denouncing the imperialist ambitions of Philip of Macedon, which later came to be known as The Philippics.



appreciation, praise, encomium, panegyric

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