reviling


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re·vile

 (rĭ-vīl′)
v. re·viled, re·vil·ing, re·viles
v.tr.
To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate. See Synonyms at scold.
v.intr.
To use scornful or abusive language.

[Middle English revilen, from Old French reviler : re-, re- + vil, vile; see vile.]

re·vile′ment n.
re·vil′er n.
re·vil′ing·ly adv.
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Achilles then slays Thersites for abusing and reviling him for his supposed love for Penthesileia.
Could she have told her husband already that she had overheard Laura reviling him, in my company, as a " spy?
The English and the Germans (he indignantly declared) were always reviling the Italians for their inability to cultivate the higher kinds of music.
I have been infamously treated by one woman; and my wounded self-esteem has meanly revenged itself by reviling the whole sex.
Unfortunately, on the streets, in official organisations or popular gatherings, one may hear people reviling others, calling them names, or scoffing at them.
His reviling against me is not any thing new', he said this while talking to media men here Wednesday.