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.

 

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Re*vile", n.

Reproach; reviling.

[Obs.]

The gracious Judge, without revile, replied. Milton.

 

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