Wordy Wednesday-Diatribe


I love words! And I love to read! So each Wednesday I’m going to grab an unfamiliar or unusual word I’ve discovered in some of my favorite books. I’ll post the meaning and the paragraph I’ve found the word to show its usage. If so inclined, check out the book and author’s website by clicking on the links below the paragraph. Happy Reading, Cyndi



1) An abusive, bitter denunciation;

2) a prolonged discourse;

3) a speech or writing which bitterly denounces something.


“Diatribe.” – Wiktionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2012. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/diatribe.


Love at First Date, by Susan Hatler

“The dude had zero interest in a two-way conversation. He wanted to vent. As a customer service rep, I should be fine with this but, after only two hours of sleep, I was not in an emotional place to hear his diatribe on the evils of capitalism.”


Read more: Love at first date, by Susan Hatler.


4 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday-Diatribe

  1. I too love “diatribe” and I always tried to use it in online debates against people I thought were arguing like imbeciles (another favourite of mine). Using unusual words like that tends to confuse such people 🙂

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