Definition of revile in English:

revile

Syllabification: re·vile
Pronunciation: /riˈvīl
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

revilement

noun
More example sentences
  • As copy editor, and as an acquaintance to many of the complainants, I have received several letters expressing individuals' revilement with the cavalier attitude presented toward women.
  • During the years of feminist revilement, Hughes wrote and said little in public about his life with Plath.
  • Yogh grabbed hold of a nearby pillar to steady himself, and found out - much to his revilement - that it was composed of skulls, both human and animal.

reviler

noun
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  • The well-known cheer, meritorious though it may be, seemed misdirected to rival revilers like myself.
  • The Scriptures plainly warn professing Christians that ‘the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God… neither fornicators… nor idolaters… nor thieves, nor revilers… shall inherit the kingdom of God’.
  • Rig Veda refers to these non-conformists as ‘Devapiyu’, i.e. revilers of Vedic gods.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French reviler, based on vil 'vile'.

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