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revile

revile

verb re·vile \ri-ˈvī(-ə)l\

: to speak about (someone or something) in a very critical or insulting way

re·viledre·vil·ing

Full Definition of REVILE

transitive verb
:  to subject to verbal abuse :  vituperate
intransitive verb
:  to use abusive language :  rail
re·vile·ment \-ˈvī(-ə)l-mənt\ noun
re·vil·er noun

Examples of REVILE

  1. 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

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