[ 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR revile
1 abuse, vilify, vituperate, berate, disparage.
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Origin of revile
OTHER WORDS FROM revilere·vile·ment, nounre·vil·er, nounre·vil·ing·ly, adverbun·re·vil·ing, adjective
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How to use revile in a sentence
Muslims are just one of many groups that the tattooed, long-haired preacher reviles.Uproar Over Evangelist Bradlee Dean's Obama Slur|Michelle Goldberg|May 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I took that jelly to a crotchety old patient of mine who is boarding, and reviles all the jelly his nurse buys for him.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
“Obstinate reviles,” says the legend; and you should see Obstinate reviling.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Now give me leave to break this brigand's back, who robs and reviles in one breath.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay|Maurice Hewlett
The old man reviles the iron and repeats spells for the stopping of blood, and the flow of blood is stayed (267-416).Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)|Anonymous
The law is plain; it says, He who reviles the name of Brahm shall die.The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ|Levi H. Dowling
British Dictionary definitions for revile
/ (rɪˈvaɪl) /
to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)
Derived forms of revilerevilement, nounreviler, noun
Word Origin for revile
C14: from Old French reviler, from re- + vil vile
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