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revile

re·vile

revile

 
 
pronunciation:
rih vaIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reviled, reviles, reviling
definition: to speak about or speak to with hostile insults; disparage or abuse.
Several protesters reviled the politician as she addressed the crowd.
synonyms:
abuse, deprecate, deride, disparage, mock, slur
antonyms:
laud, praise
similar words:
badmouth, belittle, berate, blackguard, calumniate, depreciate, excoriate, insult, malign, ridicule
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to utter insults and abuse.
similar words:
mock, scorn
derivations: revilingly (adv.), revilement (n.), reviler (n.)