revile

[ri-vahyl]
verb (used with object), reviled, reviling.
1.
to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.
verb (used without object), reviled, reviling.
2.
to speak abusively.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English revilen < Middle French reviler. See re-, vile

revilement, noun
reviler, noun
revilingly, adverb
unreviled, adjective
unreviling, adjective


1. abuse, vilify, vituperate, berate, disparage.
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revile (rɪˈvaɪl)
 
vb
to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)
 
[C14: from Old French reviler, from re- + vilvile]
 
re'vilement
 
n
 
re'viler
 
n

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revile
c.1300, from O.Fr. reviler "consider vile, despise," from re-, intensive prefix, + vil (see vile).
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Example sentences
They revile government, but they adore hierarchy and order.
Relish it or revile it, everyone agrees that the bill is historic.
We may revile him, rightly, for his cynicism and selfishness.
If that body politic doesn't openly revile him, they aren't even worthy of the
  moniker of reform.
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