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.

Usage Examples:

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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