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Synonyms for revile
rɪˈvaɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vilify, revile, vituperate, rail(verb)

    spread negative information about

    "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"

    Synonyms:
    fulminate, vilify, rail, train, vituperate, rail off, inveigh, rail in

Wiktionary

  1. revile(verb)

    Synonyms:
    scold, reproach, vilify, vituperate

  2. revile(noun)

    To attack (someone) with abusive language.

    The gracious Judge, without revile, replied. \uE000245102 Milton.

    Synonyms:
    scold, reproach, vilify, vituperate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. revile

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. revile

    Synonyms:
    reproach, asperse, upbraid, malign, slander, calumniate, vilify, abuse, blaspheme

    Antonyms:
    flatter, compliment, eulogize, panegyrize, laud, extol

Editors Contribution

  1. denounced

    (v.) to attack with words, call bad names

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. revile(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    vilify, defame, reproach, slander, calumniate, asperse, traduce, malign, abuse, backbite, lampoon, speak ill of, run down, accuse falsely, damn with faint praise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. revile(v)

    Synonyms:
    vilify, traduce, asperse, reproach, malign, calumniate

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How to use revile in a sentence?

  1. Henry Adams:

    As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.

  2. Jesus Christ:

    Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

  3. Ravi Ragbir:

    We are becoming regimes that we revile, they have reunited some, but they have not reunited all.


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