verb (used with object), re·viled, re·vil·ing.
to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.
verb (used without object), re·viled, re·vil·ing.
to speak abusively.
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obloquy, criticism, scurrility, scolding, defamation, billingsgate, reprimand, slander, censure, blame, invective, abuse, castigation, libel, railing, tirade, contumely, reproach, berating
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Origin of revile
re·vile·ment, nounre·vil·er, nounre·vil·ing·ly, adverbun·re·viled, adjective
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Respecting words of abuse, or revilement, or insulting derision.
Its very helplessness forbade to Emily the exultation of revilement.The Best Short Stories of 1919|Various
to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)
Word Origin for revile
C14: from Old French reviler, from re- + vil vile
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