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Revile definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REVI'LE, v.t. [re and vile.]
To reproach; to treat with opprobrious and contemptuous language.
She revileth him to his face.
Thou shalt not revile the gods. Exodus 22.
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you. Matthew 5.
REVI'LE, n. Reproach; contumely; contemptuous language. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews" [syn: vilify, revile, vituperate, rail]

Merriam Webster's

verb (reviled; reviling) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French reviler to despise, from re- + vil vile Date: 14th century transitive verb to subject to verbal abuse ; vituperate intransitive verb to use abusive language ; rail Synonyms: see scold revilement noun reviler noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 tr. abuse; criticize abusively. 2 intr. talk abusively; rail. Derivatives: revilement n. reviler n. reviling n. Etymology: ME f. OF reviler (as RE-, VILE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Revile Re*vile", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Reviled; p. pr. & vb. n. Reviling.] [Pref. re- + OF. aviler to make vile, depreciate, F. avilir; [`a] (L. ad.) + vil vile. See Vile.] To address or abuse with opprobrious and contemptuous language; to reproach. ``And did not she herself revile me there?'' --Shak. Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again. --1 Pet. ii. 23. Syn: To reproach; vilify; upbraid; calumniate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Revile Re*vile", n. Reproach; reviling. [Obs.] The gracious Judge, without revile, replied. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(reviles, reviling, reviled) If someone or something is reviled, people hate them intensely or show their hatred of them. (FORMAL) He was just as feared and reviled as his tyrannical parents... What right had the crowd to revile the England players for something they could not help...? = hate VERB: be V-ed, V n reviled He is probably the most reviled man in contemporary theatre. ADJ

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

re-vil'.

See CRIMES; PUNISHMENTS.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Vilify, defame, reproach, slander, calumniate, asperse, traduce, upbraid, malign, abuse, backbite, speak ill of.

Moby Thesaurus

abuse, asperse, bark at, barrack, bawl out, berate, besmirch, bespatter, betongue, blacken, blackguard, call names, calumniate, chaff, chew out, cuss out, cut at, damn, defame, defile, denigrate, dig at, dump on, engage in personalities, epithet, epithetize, execrate, fleer, flout, fulminate against, gibe, heap dirt upon, jab, jab at, jape, jaw, jeer, libel, load with reproaches, malign, mock, muckrake, pooh, pooh-pooh, put down, rag, rail, rail at, rally, rank out, rate, rave against, scoff, scout, slam, slander, slap at, smear, smirch, sneer, sneer at, soil, stigmatize, sully, swear at, swipe, tarnish, taunt, throw mud at, thunder against, tongue-lash, traduce, twit, upbraid, vilify, vituperate, yell at, yelp at



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