declaim against

declaim against
index censure, complain (charge), condemn (blame), decry, denounce (condemn), disapprove (condemn), expostulate, fault, impeach

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  • declaim — /dəˈkleɪm / (say duh klaym) verb (i) 1. to speak aloud rhetorically; make a formal speech. 2. to speak or write for oratorical effect, without sincerity or sound argument. –verb (t) 3. to utter aloud in a rhetorical manner. –phrase 4. declaim… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • declaim — verb 1) a preacher declaiming from the pulpit Syn: make a speech, give an address, give a lecture, deliver a sermon; speak, hold forth, orate, preach, lecture, sermonize, moralize; informal sound off, spout, speechify, preachify 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • declaim — declaimer, n. /di klaym /, v.i. 1. to speak aloud in an oratorical manner; make a formal speech: Brutus declaimed from the steps of the Roman senate building. 2. to inveigh (usually fol. by against): He declaimed against the high rents in slums.… …   Universalium

  • declaim — verb a) To object to something vociferously; to rail against in speech. b) To recite, e.g., poetry, in a theatrical way …   Wiktionary

  • declaim — verb (intransitive + against/about transitive) to speak loudly, sometimes with actions, so that people will notice you declamation noun (C, U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • declaim — v 1. speak, orate, perorate, proclaim, hold forth; make a speech, sermonize, lecture; soliloquize, pronounce, enunciate. 2. denounce, inveigh or speak against, decry, attack, criticize, censure, rebuke, reproach, Inf. rap; harangue, rant, rail,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • declaim — de•claim [[t]dɪˈkleɪm[/t]] v. i. 1) rht to speak aloud rhetorically; make a formal speech 2) rht to inveigh (usu. fol. by against) 3) rht to speak or write for oratorical effect 4) rht to recite or utter aloud in an oratorical manner • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

  • declaim — v. 1 intr. & tr. speak or utter rhetorically or affectedly. 2 intr. practise oratory or recitation. 3 intr. (foll. by against) protest forcefully. 4 intr. deliver an impassioned (rather than reasoned) speech. Derivatives: declaimer n. Etymology:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • inveigh against — verb To declaim against, to rail against. All men inveighed against him; all men, except court vassals, opposed him. mdash; …   Wiktionary

  • inveigh against — Censure, reproach, condemn, blame, denounce, declaim against, rail at, exclaim against, vituperate …   New dictionary of synonyms

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