V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: a long, angry speech, usually denouncing something
Synonyms: rant, harangue, diatribe, fulmination
Tips: When somebody is "on a tirade," it means that the person is speaking in an angry manner about something, and going on and on about it.
My husband's political tirades can sometimes make me sick to my stomach. (rants, diatribes)
Her tirade seemed excessive, given that the situation was not all that serious. (rant)
The professor launched into a tirade about the importance of finishing one's homework, and the students were stunned. (rant, fulmination)
He's famous for his tirades, and no one ever takes them seriously anymore. (rants, harangues)
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