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
White reviled the press, avoided the press and took delight in pointing out its
  errors.
Both outfits were now reviled as imperialist stooges.
In many cities, pigeons-to take one urban animal-are reviled as flying vermin.
He was reviled by the authorities in his homeland, his poems were banned and
  much of his life was spent behind prison walls.
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