The word “harangue” refers to a lengthy and forceful speech or lecture, often delivered in a critical or aggressive manner. It typically aims to persuade, criticize, or condemn an audience or individual.

Interesting fact: The word “harangue” originated from the French word “haranguer,” which means “to address” or “to speak in public.” It has been used in English since the 15th century and has its roots in Latin and Old High German.