fulmination


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Synonyms for fulmination

a long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation

a violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves

Synonyms for fulmination

thunderous verbal attack

the act of exploding with noise and violence

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In fact talk, often hysterical talk, and fulmination become substitutes for action.
As much as Mel Gibson's fulmination at the cops was plastered all over the media, getting at what actually happened was hard to come by.
Instead, he is there before us as the jester estranged from the joke, a poignant symbol of fulmination against the glibness of his public self.
But mounting evidence suggests that all this fulmination has been entirely pointless, and that cultural pessimists have been as clueless about the processes shaping the world as were their social, economic, and political forebears.
Their chairman, no doubt, will be moved to new heights of fiery fulmination if they don't.
It is not that anger and fulmination are not fit emotions for the making of poetry, but that such feelings in Lacerda come across as bombast and worse.
Even this skeletal review undermines that favorite fulmination of the program's critics--that it discourages people from working.
It wasn't just "someone" who uttered that fulmination against the well-to-do.
In a hefty monograph (counting 626 pages) he asserts that for Rabelais, ideal writing constitutes, as it had been in the Old Testament, "a weapon and pure violence, at once sword, whip and rod, an instrument of malediction and fulmination, of punishment and vengeance; but also dazzle and jubilation, freedom, power and play, a bliss of the self in and through the Word" (572).
Instead of bureaucratic fulmination, Flavier gently led people out of harmful habits into healthseeking behavior.
In this fulmination, she was emulating her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has described Russian actions as "despicable" and "intolerable.
Just this morning, to cite an example of the sort of sloppiness that abounds in an industry admittedly more short-handed of help than it used to be, I read this start to a sentence about an upcoming concert in a local daily: "The evening is the fulmination of a long time quest by Wada.
Predictably, the Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, a fundamentalist whose fulmination should embarrass any Catholic still possessing a modicum of reason, was at their head comparing embryo research to something from Frankenstein with mandatory monsters.
Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's words at Mughniyeh's funeral on Thursday about an "open war" between Hizbullah and Israel were not a mere fulmination fueled by the moment, Moussalli added.