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.
the simple past tense and past participle of revile.
- un·re·viled, adjective
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How to use reviled in a sentence
In the days of yore, stars both reviled and relied on the studio system to protect them from themselves.
Battle remains an elusive figure both respected and reviled in the beer industry.
Three-time champ Tony Stewart is reviled—and beloved—for his take-no-prisoners, borderline-unhinged attitude.Homicide or Accident in Tony Stewart’s NASCAR Scandal? | Robert Silverman | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He said those deceivers would cause Christians who remain true to His teachings to become reviled.Fringe Factor: 'Gaystapo' Claims Its Latest 'Victim' | Olivia Nuzzi | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was once described as “the most reviled public statue ever erected” in the U.S.
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.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
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