revile revile  /ri ˈvaɪl/


  • (v) spread negative information about



  1. Even people who revile his reflexes acknowledge his charm.
  2. Itay Zar and Sharon Katz are profoundly unlike each other, but Palestinians revile them equally.
  3. We hate the bailouts, revile the bankers, wish Detroit would secede and take Congress with it.


  • ‘Thank God for Shelly Silver’: Speaker Receives a Little Love in Queens

    At a Democratic club meeting in Queens last night, Councilman Danny Dromm said progressives should “thank God” for embattled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Speaker, not revile him. “Thank God for Shelly Silver,” Mr. Dromm said to his group, the News Visions Democratic Club in Jackson Heights, when the discussion shifted to Albany politics. “A lot of conservative stuff that might have happened didn’t ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The New York Observer


  1. As the economist John Kenneth Galbraith noted of the era leading up to the Depression, "The threat to men of great dignity, privilege and pretense is not from the radicals they revile; it is from accepting their own myth. Exposure to reality remains...
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: John Kenneth Galbraith Source: Washington Post

  2. "Entertainment has a bad name," Chabon writes at the start of Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands, his exhilarating first book of non-fiction. "Serious people learn to mistrust and even to revile it. The word wears...
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: Michael Chabon Source: Globe and Mail

  3. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over last month from a postwar transitional government, said Liberians must be courageous enough "to face up to the past and revile as an affront to all civilized people the despicable acts our people...
    on Feb 20, 2006 By: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Source: CBS News

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