invective in-VEK-tiv, noun:
- An abusive expression or speech; a vehement verbal attack.
- Insulting or abusive language.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by insult, abuse, or denunciatory language.
Most Bama fans viewed the recent furor over a particular invective used by Coach Saban as more indicative of the media's desire to attack him than a malicious intent on Saban's part since the term is often proudly used by those it purports to smears.