revile

Part of speech: verb

To attack with or use abusive speech; vilify.

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Usage examples "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", Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen.
  2. To the very masters they pretend to revile they owe everything. - "Promenades of an Impressionist", 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", Charles Kingsley.