revile

[ ri-vahyl ]
/ rɪˈvaɪl /
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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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Origin of revile

1275–1325; Middle English revilen<Middle French reviler.See re-, vile

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British Dictionary definitions for revile

revile
/ (rɪˈvaɪl) /

verb

to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)

Derived forms of revile

revilement, nounreviler, noun

Word Origin for revile

C14: from Old French reviler, from re- + vil vile
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