In*vec"tive, n. [F. invective.]
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
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.
In*vec"tive (?), a. [L.
invectivus: cf. F. invectif. See Inveigh.]
Characterized by invection; critical; denunciatory; satirical;