reviled


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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.

reviled

(rɪˈvaɪld)
adj
spoken or written about using abusive or scornful language
Translations

reviled

[rɪˈvaɪld] adjhonni(e)
References in classic literature ?
Hence it is evident that a city is a natural production, and that man is naturally a political animal, and that whosoever is naturally and not accidentally unfit for society, must be either inferior or superior to man: thus the man in Homer, who is reviled for being "without society, without law, without family." Such a one must naturally be of a quarrelsome disposition, and as solitary as the birds.
At first she spoke to him softly, but when she learned all that had come to pass, her words were not soft, for she reviled me and sang a loud song at Umslopogaas.
Still, however, bending his head meekly, and perhaps stretching out his hands to bless those who reviled him, he pursued his way.
They acknowledged that the very thing for which they had so reviled and persecuted him was the best and wisest thing he ever did.
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?--you would not say this?
For the hundreds who have reviled the sea, beginning with Shakespeare in the line
'Being reviled we bless; being persecuted we suffer it; being defamed we entreat; we are made as the filth of the world, and as the offscouring of all things unto this day.' Those ancient and noble words to the Corinthians are strictly true at this present hour."
The series will examine how the "revered and reviled" paper shaped the politics and attitudes of Middle England.
Camilla Parker Bowles is still reviled and hated by Americans due to a shocking reason.
The Greeks gave us democracy Latins will play the long game To keep status quo all the same It's a game of intellectual wit In actual fact I'm reviled by it.
Dressed in their fullLiverpool FCkits, six-year-old Jake Mallon and his brother Joel, nine, grabbed as many copies of the reviled tabloid as they could carry, before dumping them in a nearby bin.