- to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.
- to speak abusively.
Origin of revile
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1. abuse, vilify, vituperate, berate, disparage.
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Examples from the Web for revilement
Its very helplessness forbade to Emily the exultation of revilement.
Respecting words of abuse, or revilement, or insulting derision.
- to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)
C14: from Old French reviler, from re- + vil vile
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Word Origin and History for revilement
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