- 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 revilinglibel, scolding, railing, censure, blame, slander, abuse, reprimand, reproach, berating, billingsgate, castigation, contumely, criticism, defamation, invective, obloquy, revilement, scurrility
Examples from the Web for reviling
Historical Examples of reviling
Muda Saffir arose in his prahu cursing and reviling the frightened Dyaks.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
From this passage has come abundance of reviling of the physical system.
Thus spoke Thersites, reviling Agamemnon, the shepherd of the people.
His use of "raca" and "moreh" for reviling, shows their meaning was not lost upon him.A Retrospect
James Hudson Taylor
Boys and men gather around them spitting at and reviling them.Modern Persia
Mooshie G. Daniel
- to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)