Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of fulminating, exploding, or detonating; the act of thundering forth denunciations, threats, censures, and the like, with authority and violence.
  • noun That which is fulminated or thundered forth, as a menace or censure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.
  • noun The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
  • noun That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.
  • noun The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
  • noun That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun thunderous verbal attack
  • noun the act of exploding with noise and violence

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Examples

  • What started around this time last year as a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fulmination against an obscure bit of financial engineering—the reverse takeover—has grown into a spate of delistings, shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations amid auditor resignations, charges of accounting irregularities, and a short-selling frenzy.

    Happy New Year, China?

  • Their argument that same-sex marriage was being foisted on a resistant population by "activist judges" has now been swept away, and so all they have left is fulmination and hand-wringing.

    Right and Wrong

  • Reade's fulmination recounts the Tom Hicks‑George Gillett years, which ended in court in October, shortly after Liverpool lost to Blackpool and half the Kop stayed behind to demand the removal of the Tom and Jerry of Premier League ownership.

    Kenny Dalglish is showing at Liverpool he was never a busted flush | Paul Hayward

  • What began as a Securities and Exchange Commission fulmination against an obscure bit of financial engineering—the reverse takeover—has grown into a spate of delistings, shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations amid auditor resignations, charges of accounting irregularities, and a short-selling frenzy.

    China's Year of the Question Mark

  • Gingrich has merely tapped into a fulmination against Alinsky – who was what passes for a left-wing radical in American politics, agitating for better living conditions for the poor in the slums of Chicago and New York – that has been filtered through the likes of right-wing talkshow hosts such as Glenn Beck and Mark Levin.

    Saul Alinsky: who is he and why does Newt Gingrich keep mentioning him?

  • By the time Obama acted, even the G.O.P. leader Mitch McConnell was ahead of him in full (if hypocritical) fulmination.

    Sunday Reading

  • It is the perfect fodder for talk show host fulmination.

    Guess who isn't getting laid off (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Led by Michelle Malkin, the Orcosphere has made the leap into the hyperspace of right-wing fulmination.

    Look What They Found

  • (See my previous post about basically-fulmination.)

    “Attacks” on the language are greatly misunderstood

  • After much fulmination in newspapers and in the blogosphere, on Monday Google and Verizon announced a proposed "legislative framework" to "preserve the open internet."

    James Boyle: Is Google Naive, Crafty or Stupid?

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