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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English revilen, from re + Old French aviler (to make vile or cheap, disprize, disesteem), from a- (to) + vil (vile, cheap); see vile.

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  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈvaɪl/
  • Rhymes: -aɪl
    • (file)

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revile (third-person singular simple present reviles, present participle reviling, simple past and past participle reviled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To attack (someone) with abusive language.

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revile (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) reproach; reviling

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