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v. re·viled, re·vil·ing, re·viles
To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate. See Synonyms at scold.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revilement - a rude expression intended to offend or hurtrevilement - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
low blow - unscrupulous abuse
billingsgate, scurrility - foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
stinger, cut - a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
invective, vituperation, vitriol - abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
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"But, father," quoth Alleyne, "the holy Elisha was bald, which brought down upon him the revilements of the wicked children."
Similarly, Freedman states that "Wilde learned (at first giddily, thereafter tragically) that within [the mass market economy], one's very being could be transformed into a marketable good--a piece of information, an object of publicity, gossip, and revilement, all in the interests of selling more papers" (1998, 5).
Instead I want to invite you to rethink your preconceptions about a very old word, one almost universally uttered only in revilement: we need to talk about bureaucracy.
(96) If we see recourse differently in the two situations, could it be because we secretly believe that a person of color who suffers revilement at the hands of a group of racists is in reality not a victim of something serious, but a complainer?
Rehman said that social revilement is so prevalent that many partake without even noticing what impact it can have on a dwarf.
Conventionally, injustice stands for the seizure of rights, and the words and deeds of hostility against others, such as revilement, backbiting, and confiscation of property, crimes of beating or murder, and the like forms of wrongdoings.
All the more so since the advent of that instrument of unending revilement -social media.
[r]arely is he the victim of coercion, revilement or contempt." Id.
It is noteworthy to mention in this regard that the revilement of the delivery of such military equipments to Baghdad comes after a visit to Washington made by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki where he expressed to the U.S.
Elizabeth and Mary foreshadow how this same message will be proclaimed by Jesus: that through revilement and hatred can come blessing and salvation (6:22).