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  1. addressed or spoken of with contemptuous or abusive language:They have repeatedly bombed civilian targets and conducted mass kidnappings—tactics that have made them one of the most reviled terrorist groups in the world.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of revile.

Origin of reviled


Other words from reviled

  • un·re·viled, adjective

Words Nearby reviled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reviled in a sentence

  • Let us suppose that any one denying the theory of Laplace or the theory of Copernicus would be reviled as an "Infidel."

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • Some reviled the Bishop for being a Socinian, which he was not, and some for being a Scotchman, which he was.

  • I drew my sword, and threatened him but he was insensible to his danger; he reviled me, he spat at me with a child's virulence.

    Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
  • He fell conspicuously, illustriously, between the reviewers who reviled him, and the public who would have none of him.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • She felt no anger that he reviled her; she could only sympathize with him in his great despair—despair that matched her own.

    They Looked and Loved | Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller