Crossword Genius

I would return a social division’s verbal attacks! (9)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'verbal attacks' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both related to communication as well as being plural nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'i would return a social division's' is the wordplay.
'i would' becomes 'I'd'.
'return' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.
'social division's' becomes 'tribes' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'id' written backwards gives 'di'.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for diatribes that I've seen before include "impassioned speeches" , "Harangues" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.