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Meaning of REVILE

Pronunciation:  ri'vIl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
 

REVILE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rail, vilify, vituperate
 
 See Also: abuse, blackguard, clapperclaw, shout

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Re*vile"\, n.
    Reproach; reviling. [Obs.]
    
          The gracious Judge, without revile, replied. --Milton.
    
    
 

 

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