Its very helplessness forbade to Emily the exultation of revilement.
Respecting words of abuse, or revilement, or insulting derision.
1580s, from revile + -ment.
c.1300, from Old French reviler "consider vile, despise, scorn," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + aviler "make vile or cheap, disesteem," from vil (see vile). Related: Reviled; reviling.