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Verb (usu participle)


Verb revile has 1 sense


revilev. t. & i. [Pref. re- + OF. aviler to make vile, depreciate, F. avilir; à (L. ad.) + vil vile. See Vile.].
     To address or abuse with opprobrious and contemptuous language; to reproach.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To reproach; vilify; upbraid; calumniate.
     Reproach; reviling.  [1913 Webster]
    "The gracious Judge, without revile, replied."  [1913 Webster]


revile, v.
1 tr. abuse; criticize abusively.
2 intr. talk abusively; rail.

revilement n. reviler n. reviling n.
ME f. OF reviler (as RE-, VILE)



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




VB be impious, profane, desecrate, blaspheme, revile, scoff, swear, commit sacrilege, snuffle, turn up the whites of the eyes, idolize.


VB disapprove, dislike, lament, object to, take exception to, be scandalized at, think ill of, view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes, nil admirari, disvalue, improbate, frown upon, look grave, bend the brows, knit the brows, shake the head at, shrug the shoulders, turn up the nose, look askance, look black upon, look with an evil eye, make a wry face, make a wry mouth at, set one's face against, dispraise, discommend, disparage, deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of, condemn, blame, lay blame upon, cast blame upon, censure, fronder, reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn, remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate, reprehend, chide, admonish, berate, betongue, bring to account, call to account, call over the coals, rake over the coals, call to order, take to task, reprove, lecture, bring to book, read a lesson, read a lecture to, rebuke, correct, reprimand, chastise, castigate, lash, blow up, trounce, trim, laver la tete, overhaul, give it one, give it one finely, gibbet, accuse, impeach, denounce, hold up to reprobation, hold up to execration, expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize, show up, pull up, take up, cry 'shame' upon, be outspoken, raise a hue and cry against, execrate, exprobate, speak daggers, vituperate, abuse, abuse like a pickpocket, scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of, jaw, rail, rail at, rail in good set terms, bark at, anathematize, call names, call by hard names, call by ugly names, avile, revile, vilify, vilipend, bespatter, backbite, clapperclaw, rave against, thunder against, fulminate against, load with reproaches, exclaim against, protest against, inveigh against, declaim against, cry out against, raise one's voice against, decry, cry down, run down, frown down, clamor, hiss, hoot, mob, ostracize, blacklist, draw up a round robin, sign a round robin, animadvert upon, reflect upon, glance at, cast reflection, cast reproach, cast a slur upon, insinuate, damn with faint praise, hint a fault and hesitate dislike, not to be able to say much for, scoff at, point at, twit, taunt, sneer at, satirize, lampoon, defame, depreciate, find fault with, criticize, cut up, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, take exception, cavil, peck at, nibble at, carp at, be censorious, pick holes, pick a hole, pick a hole in one's coat, make a fuss about, take down, take down a peg, set down, snub, snap one up, give a rap on the knuckles, throw a stone at, throw a stone in one's garden, have a fling, have a snap at, have words with, pluck a crow with, give one a wipe, give one a lick with the rough side of the tongue, incur blame, excite disapprobation, scandalize, shock, revolt, get a bad name, forfeit one's good opinion, be under a cloud, come under the ferule, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears, take blame, stand corrected, have to answer for.

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