What does the word revile mean?

Usage examples for revile

  1. One young man, named Vinter, who was engaged, undertook to protest against his sweeping condemnation, and declared that Ralph, who was a Universal favorite among the ladies, ought to be the last to revile them. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  2. To the very masters they pretend to revile they owe everything. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  3. Above all, he stopped, by stern rebuke, any attempt to revile either heretics or heathens. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
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