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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.]
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to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)
[C14: from Old French reviler, from re- + vil vile]
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v. -viled, -vil•ing. v.t.
1. to address or speak of with contemptuous, abusive, or opprobrious language.v.i.
2. to speak abusively.
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Past participle: reviled
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|Verb||1.||revile - spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"|
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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?
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revile[rɪˈvaɪl] vt → injurier
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
revile[rɪˈvaɪl] vt (frm) → insultare
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