revile


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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.

revile

(rɪˈvaɪl)
vb
to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)
[C14: from Old French reviler, from re- + vil vile]
reˈvilement n
reˈviler n

re•vile

(rɪˈvaɪl)

v. -viled, -vil•ing. v.t.
1. to address or speak of with contemptuous, abusive, or opprobrious language.
v.i.
2. to speak abusively.
[1325–1375; Middle English < Old French reviler. See re-, vile]
re•vile′ment, n.
re•vil′er, n.
re•vil′ing•ly, adv.

revile


Past participle: reviled
Gerund: reviling

Imperative
revile
revile
Present
I revile
you revile
he/she/it reviles
we revile
you revile
they revile
Preterite
I reviled
you reviled
he/she/it reviled
we reviled
you reviled
they reviled
Present Continuous
I am reviling
you are reviling
he/she/it is reviling
we are reviling
you are reviling
they are reviling
Present Perfect
I have reviled
you have reviled
he/she/it has reviled
we have reviled
you have reviled
they have reviled
Past Continuous
I was reviling
you were reviling
he/she/it was reviling
we were reviling
you were reviling
they were reviling
Past Perfect
I had reviled
you had reviled
he/she/it had reviled
we had reviled
you had reviled
they had reviled
Future
I will revile
you will revile
he/she/it will revile
we will revile
you will revile
they will revile
Future Perfect
I will have reviled
you will have reviled
he/she/it will have reviled
we will have reviled
you will have reviled
they will have reviled
Future Continuous
I will be reviling
you will be reviling
he/she/it will be reviling
we will be reviling
you will be reviling
they will be reviling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reviling
you have been reviling
he/she/it has been reviling
we have been reviling
you have been reviling
they have been reviling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reviling
you will have been reviling
he/she/it will have been reviling
we will have been reviling
you will have been reviling
they will have been reviling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reviling
you had been reviling
he/she/it had been reviling
we had been reviling
you had been reviling
they had been reviling
Conditional
I would revile
you would revile
he/she/it would revile
we would revile
you would revile
they would revile
Past Conditional
I would have reviled
you would have reviled
he/she/it would have reviled
we would have reviled
you would have reviled
they would have reviled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.revile - spread negative information aboutrevile - spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
blackguard, clapperclaw, abuse, shout - use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"

revile

verb malign, abuse, knock (informal), rubbish (informal), run down, smear, libel, scorn, slag (off) (slang), reproach, denigrate, vilify, slander, defame, bad-mouth (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), traduce, calumniate, vituperate, asperse What right had the crowd to revile them?

revile

verb
To attack with harsh, often insulting language:
Translations

revile

[rɪˈvaɪl] VTinsultar, injuriar

revile

[rɪˈvaɪl] vtinjurier

revile

vi to revile against somebody/somethinggegen jdn/etw schmähen

revile

[rɪˈvaɪl] vt (frm) → insultare
References in classic literature ?
A KID standing on the roof of a house, out of harm's way, saw a Wolf passing by and immediately began to taunt and revile him.
though you do not know it, this Mouth whom you revile is Mopo, my father.
Upon these words a fire began to heat and kindle between them; insomuch that they began to rate and revile one the other, that the whole multitude therewith disquieted began to be set on a hurry.
to rebuke and revile him, repeating often, that none but a coward ever struck a woman.
They wonder why I came not to revile venery and vice; and verily, I came not to warn against pickpockets either!
Would you have any right to strike or revile or do any other evil to your father or your master, if you had one, because you have been struck or reviled by him, or received some other evil at his hands?
It is easy to say these things; it is easy to revile us, easy to despise us; therefore, let these people rail on; they cannot feel as Byng and I feel--it is their loss, not ours.
Was it not the least that one could do to swear at one's ease and revile the name of God a little, on so fine a day, in such good company as dignitaries of the church and loose women?
Rokoff had been in to see and revile and abuse him several times during the afternoon; but he had been able to wring no word of remonstrance or murmur of pain from the lips of the giant captive.