Definitions for: Revile

[v] spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*vile", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Reviled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Reviling.] [Pref. re- + OF. aviler to make vile,
depreciate, F. avilir; [`a] (L. ad.) + vil vile. See Vile.]
To address or abuse with opprobrious and contemptuous
language; to reproach. ``And did not she herself revile me
there?'' --Shak.

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again. --1 Pet.
ii. 23.

Syn: To reproach; vilify; upbraid; calumniate.

Re*vile", n.
Reproach; reviling. [Obs.]

The gracious Judge, without revile, replied. --Milton.

Synonyms: rail, vilify, vituperate

See Also: abuse, blackguard, clapperclaw, shout

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