"Invective"

Ruthy Vorder Bruegge

Definition in Literature

speech or writing that attacks, insults, or denounces a person, topic, or institution. It involves the use of abusive and negative use of language.
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Examples:

1. "He has Van Gogh's ear for music." -Billy Wilder

2. Calling a person 'chicken' for not doing a dare.

3. Calling a cheating businessperson a 'dirty, rotten, scoundrel.'