- to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.
- to speak abusively.
Origin of revile
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Related Words for revilerswench, fury, siren, hussy, bitch, hellion, carper, detractor, vixen, virago, nag, scold, battle-ax, biddy, harridan, harpy, madcap, termagant, backbiter, porcupine
Examples from the Web for revilers
Historical Examples of revilers
Silent, grim, colossal, the big city has ever stood against its revilers.The Four Million
His revilers have no reason for their words; he is careful that they shall have none.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter
J. Rawson Lumby
They should be asked whether what the revilers said were true or not.Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)
Charles Reginald Haines
The revilers of war are like the revilers of thunder, storms, and volcanoes; they know not what they do.Amiel's Journal
With first-class contributors he got on very well, he said, but the extortioners and revilers bothered the very life out of him.Yesterdays with Authors
James T. Fields
- to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)