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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·vec·tive /ɪnˈvɛktɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vec·tive a.  Characterized by invection; critical; denunciatory; satirical; abusive; railing.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : abusive or venomous language used to express blame or
          censure or bitter deep-seated ill will [syn: vituperation,