- 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 reviler
There shall she lie also, the scoffer and reviler, the worker of evil.
But the scoffer and the reviler is after all not our philosopher's favorite rle.
The reviler of the gods shall be cared for, he said to himself.The Fair God
If then a man listens like a stone, what profit is there to the reviler?
Swift he quoted with admirable effect, but it was Swift the reviler, not Swift the jester.Matthew Arnold
G. W. E. Russell
- 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 reviler
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