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Criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.‘he was now reviled by the party that he had helped to lead’
criticize, censure, condemn, attack, inveigh against, rail against, lambaste, flay, savage, brand, stigmatize, denounceView synonyms
- ‘Adored by their fans and reviled by their critics, not since Stryper has a band with such big hair been so close to heaven and hell.’
- ‘Those people seem to hate you, even though they don't even know you, and don't know why but you fear them, because they have the power to see you starve to death in miserable conditions while reviling you for it.’
- ‘People who are creative, who invent and discover new ways are reviled.’
- ‘Nancy Reagan was reviled as a Hollywood airhead until she was reviled as a secret Machiavellian.’
- ‘I revile her Party's views and racist policies wholeheartedly yet I believe that three years in a maximum security is a manifestly unjust sentence for her.’
- ‘Anyone who tries to buck the trend is reviled, slandered and sentenced to career death.’
- ‘Rivaldo, reviled by supporters on the basis that he is not the revered Romario, has used that foundation to score five goals in as many matches.’
- ‘There will be tribulation and people will revile you and slander you, but he has overcome and that we live for that.’
- ‘Yet wherever he went in the country of his birth he was reviled and denounced as opportunistic and even racist.’
- ‘In the course of that bitter conflict, Lincoln had been reviled and attacked without mercy.’
- ‘Not that it will be easy for a player reviled by the fans of almost every other team, even though he has been cleared of the offence more often than he has been found guilty.’
- ‘The meeting signified more than an alliance between the world's most wanted terrorist and the world's most reviled regime.’
- ‘It is one of the many ironies of his situation that the very same people who used to revile him for being enslaved to opinion polls now lambast him for not listening to the public.’
- ‘To avoid this punishment a year ago the boy had begun lying, had taken to reviling the old man with his every breath, whereas in fact over the past year he had secretly visited the old man every day.’
- ‘Beijing reviles Lee, an outspoken critic of China, for trying to break Taiwan out of diplomatic isolation during his 12 years in power, which ended in May 2000.’
- ‘And before reviling the New York Times, let's remember the good work the newspaper has put in over the past few years keeping up the pressure to make the new architecture at the World Trade Center site beautiful.’
- ‘Watching their offspring struggle for glory on the tennis court, mothers and fathers are among the most reviled people in sport.’
- ‘While some rallied to the singer-poet's defence, he was reviled by others.’
- ‘They too were reviled as outsiders, branded as parasites on the indigenous society.’
- ‘Why would he release such a valuable individual into a world where any citizen, young or old, would revile him as a monster?’
Middle English: from Old French reviler, based on vil ‘vile’.
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