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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 spite of the admired Teddy Roosevelt's fulminations against signs "of gross vice and moral weakness" in 1901, Percy's reading of the classics and of the homoerotic literature of his day left him in no doubt that "one could be a poet, a fighter and a lover, a man and a homosexual" (80).
A young writer who wanted to know more about his poem which mused largely upon Jupiter, fulminations, oak cleaving and sheet lightning.
In this sense, and several others, O'Connor has done us all a great service, consigning the pernickety and the po-faced to their solitary fulminations for the duration of Yuletide with their trusty Almanac of International Classifications (1918 to the present day), while the rest of us get on with enjoying the gee-gees as a part of normal life.
There is no shred of doubt that it was the result of constant efforts by the Qatari leadership and unswerving dedication by the loyal citizens; they rightly dismissed the fulminations from some quarters as sour grapes - and it seems they are still in a state of denial.
After the fulminations over Cumbrian mass murderer Derrick Bird, the hand-wringing psychoanalysis brigade moved their attention to the wicked deeds of an ex-night club bouncer who had also flipped.
And what should I make of those sanctimonious fulminations of some of the usual suspects from amongst our celebrity analysts who also echoed the words of the chief minister?
The commission observed: "One would have ignored Musharraf's fulminations as being undeserving of a response but for the possibility of his plans to again assume leadership of the enemies of democracy and basic freedoms".
Altogether, one can glean a truer sense of what makes Naipaul extraordinary from his early works of autobiographical fiction than from French's tiresome chronicling of the writer's comings and goings, alliances and betrayals, dinner dates, snits, funks and fulminations.
Although Schenker avoids Jewish issues and we may find his fulminations offensive, Cook points out that even those who understood him best "felt under no obligation to condone his political views, and no more need we" (p.
Pic honors Tyson's stature as an exemplary student of boxing with a judicious selection of fight footage; key TV and docu footage, ranging from his bizarre sit-down with Givens for a Barbara Walters interview to his grotesque fulminations at a press conference, fills out the tightly edited feature.
To read the fulminations of such people as John Pilger or Robert Fisk or Jacqueline Rose concerning Israel ordinarily requires the mental equivalent of hip boots; Harrison, however, approaches with a scalpel and dissects their ravings with surgical precision.
And while Ahmandinejad's comments are, to be sure, condemnable, it's hard to see what effect the council's fulminations could have on a lunatic dictator who couldn't care less what a bunch of L.
Letherby and Reynolds' rich account of cramped Standard class passengers' bile-filled fulminations about long distance trains' under-populated First class acreages shows class as relation alive and well today on Britain's railways.
Matters come together with the revolt of the Netherlands against Philip II that erupted in the mid-1560s and English concerns about the threat of Philip's power linked to fulminations against Elizabeth by successive popes.
Which brings me back, by a somewhat circular route, to one of the problems that I encountered in reading Fulford's fulminations against Jes Battis: it reminded me rather strongly of an earlier Fulford piece, this one occasioned by the publication of Peter Dickinson's Here is Queer.