- 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 revilers
Silent, grim, colossal, the big city has ever stood against its revilers.The Four Million
His revilers have no reason for their words; he is careful that they shall have none.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter
J. Rawson Lumby
They should be asked whether what the revilers said were true or not.Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)
Charles Reginald Haines
The revilers of war are like the revilers of thunder, storms, and volcanoes; they know not what they do.Amiel's Journal
With first-class contributors he got on very well, he said, but the extortioners and revilers bothered the very life out of him.Yesterdays with Authors
James T. Fields
- 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 revilers
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