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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 ?
Here one curses her and calls her capricious, fickle, and immodest, there another condemns her as frail and frivolous; this pardons and absolves her, that spurns and reviles her; one extols her beauty, another assails her character, and in short all abuse her, and all adore her, and to such a pitch has this general infatuation gone that there are some who complain of her scorn without ever having exchanged a word with her, and even some that bewail and mourn the raging fever of jealousy, for which she never gave anyone cause, for, as I have already said, her misconduct was known before her passion.
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."*
The poor man, who bore on his face many more visible marks of the indignation of his wife, stood in silent astonishment at this accusation; which the reader will, I believe, bear witness for him, had greatly exceeded the truth; for indeed he had not struck her once; and this silence being interpreted to be a confession of the charge by the whole court, they all began at once, una voce , to rebuke and revile him, repeating often, that none but a coward ever struck a woman.