Revile meaning

rĭ-vīl
To use abusive language.
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To use scornful or abusive language.
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To attack (someone) with abusive language.
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To use abusive or contemptuous language in speaking to or about; call bad names.
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(obsolete) Reproach; reviling.

The gracious Judge, without revile, replied. "” Milton.

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To revile is to criticize in an abusive or hostile way, or to spread negative information about.

When you verbally attack someone and call him names and say mean things, this is an example of a time when you revile.

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To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate.
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Origin of revile

  • Middle English revilen from Old French reviler re- re- vil vile vile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English revilen, from re + Old French aviler (“to make vile or cheap, disprize, disesteem"), from a- (“to") + vil (“vile, cheap"); see vile.

    From Wiktionary