Examples of revile in a Sentence
Many people reviled him for his callous behavior.
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They are critically reviled, written off as overstuffed and incoherent mish-moshes of extravagant explosions, loud noises, product placements, scantily clad women and terrible dialogue.
Widely reviled and also admired, the Sixers’ plan to go from worst-to-first by openly stripping the roster bare of talent to lose and gobble draft picks has resulted in Joel Embiid, Simmons and now Fultz.
While Duggan maintains his office has not been personally subpoenaed and nobody from his office has been asked questions, the probe does draw attention to Duggan's simultaneously revered and reviled blight eradication program.
Traditionally Conservatives had been so reviled in Wales that the party label was used as an insult, says Alex Williams, who won a local council seat in Bridgend for the Conservative party in May.
But he is also reviled by many others — including Commissioner O’Neill, the victims of the group’s violence and their relatives — as a terrorist.
They may be reviled as a scourge of urban living, but most of the world's cockroaches don't scurry anywhere near a city.
Chardonnay — no grape on the planet is so revered and so reviled at the same time.
In a civilization that’s shrugged off God, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, an Übermensch (literally: superman) operates within his own morality, striving for greatness no matter how it might be misunderstood or reviled by the masses.
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Origin and Etymology of revile
Middle English, from Anglo-French reviler to despise, from re- + vil vile
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of revile
REVILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of revile for English Language Learners
: to speak about (someone or something) in a very critical or insulting way
REVILE Defined for Kids
Definition of revile for Students
: to speak to or about in an insulting way
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