Simple Definition of revile
: to speak about (someone or something) in a very critical or insulting way
Examples of revile in a sentence
Many people reviled him for his callous behavior.
Origin of revile
Middle English, from Anglo-French reviler to despise, from re- + vil vile
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of revile
REVILE Defined for Kids
Definition of revile for Students
: to speak to or about in an insulting way
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