In·vec·tive a. Characterized by invection; critical; denunciatory; satirical; abusive; railing.
In·vec·tive, n. An expression which inveighs or rails against a person; a severe or violent censure or reproach; something uttered or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another; a harsh or reproachful accusation; -- followed by against, having reference to the person or thing affected; as, an invective against tyranny.
The world will be able to judge of his [Junius'] motives for writing such famous invectives. --Sir W. Draper.
Syn: -- Abuse; censure; reproach; satire; sarcasm; railing; diatribe. See Abuse.
n : abusive or venomous language used to express blame or
censure or bitter deep-seated ill will [syn: vituperation,