- to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.
- to speak abusively.
Origin of revile
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Related Wordsobloquy, criticism, scurrility, scolding, defamation, billingsgate, reprimand, slander, censure, blame, invective, abuse, castigation, libel, railing, tirade, contumely, reproach, berating
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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