- IPA: /ɹəˈvaɪl/
revile (reviles, present participle reviling; past and past participle reviled)
- (ambitransitive) To attack (someone) with abusive language.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Peter 2:23 ↗:
- who, when he was reviled, reviled not again
- c. 1594, William Shakespeare, “The Comedie of Errors”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iv]:
- And did not she herself revile me there?
- French: insulter
- German: schmähen, beschimpfen
- Italian: insultare, vituperare
- Portuguese: insultar
- Russian: поноси́ть
- Spanish: insultar, putear (Am.)
- (obsolete) reproach; reviling
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 10”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- The gracious Judge, without revile, replied.
- Spanish: reprochar