- inveigh:  Inveigh originally meant ‘carry in, introduce’ (‘In them are two colours quarterly put: the one into the other, and so one colour is inveighed into another’, Book of Saint Albans 1486). Its second syllable comes from Latin vehere ‘carry’ (source of English vector, vehicle, and vex). Invehere meant simply ‘carry in’, but its passive infinitive form invehī denoted ‘be carried into’, ‘go into’, and hence ‘attack (physically or verbally)’. This latter sense was imported into English inveigh in the early 16th century, and into the derivative invective .
=> invective, vehicle, vex
- inveigh (v.)
- late 15c., "to introduce," from Latin invehi "to attack with words," originally "carry oneself against," passive infinitive of invehere "bring in, carry in," from in- "against" (see in- (1)) + vehere "to carry" (see vehicle). Meaning "to give vent to violent denunciation" is from 1520s. Related: Inveighed; inveighing.
- 1. A lot of his writings inveigh against luxury and riches.
- 2. The poisons generated by remorse inveigh against the system, and eventually produce marked physical deterioration.
- 由悔恨产生的毒素侵袭着身体组织, 最终造成明显的体质恶化.
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- 3. The detective had, indeed, good reasons to inveigh against the bad luck which pursued him.
- 说实在话, 一点也不能怪费克斯咒骂他一再碰上的坏运气.
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