revile for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (rɪvaɪl)
Word forms: reviles, reviling, reviled
If someone or something is reviled, people hate them intensely or show their hatred of them. [formal] [beV-ed] ⇒ He was just as feared and reviled as his tyrannical parents. [V n] ⇒ What right had the crowd to revile the England players for something they could not help...?
reviledgraded adjective & adjective ⇒ He is probably the most reviled man in contemporary theatre.
As he pointed out, Satan was alwaysready to mock and revile those who served the Lord.Fraser, Anthea THE GOSPEL MAKERSI had killed a man, and Sally would always revile me for that.Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THISLet him revile her all he wanted, get it out of his system, and leave her alone.Wood, Bari DOLL'S EYESOne finds throughout traditional mystical writings a tendency to revile the body as a brutishobstacle to achieving union with God.Newbery, Linda RIDDLE ME THIS