reviles


reviles

verb (used with object), re·viled, re·vil·ing.

  1. to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.

verb (used without object), re·viled, re·vil·ing.

  1. to speak abusively.

verb

  1. to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)
v.

c.1300, from Old French reviler “consider vile, despise, scorn,” from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + aviler “make vile or cheap, disesteem,” from vil (see vile). Related: Reviled; reviling.

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