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Definition of "revile" [re•vile]

  • To assail with abusive language; vituperate. See Synonyms at scold. (verb-transitive)
  • To use abusive language. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "revile" in a sentence
  • "One that I par­tic­u­larly revile is “blood and trea­sure,” a favorite of warrior-politics neo­cons."
  • "NEW YORK Here's good news for New York Yankees fans — and bad news for those who revile the club as the Evil Empire: The richest club in baseball is about to get richer."
  • "The negation of the negation is something like faith revealed as lies (which is why we revile hypocritical priests and pastors so very much)."