verb[with object] archaic
1Regard as worthless or of little value; despise.
- Mr. Donovan, though he never refused Mr. Wigan's hospitality, balanced the account by vilipending his friend's extravagant habits.
- As a women's movement pioneer, Susan B. Anthony fought against the dictums of those who would vilipend women by treating them as second-class citizens.
- Remember when the Washington Post was vilipended and qualified as a gossip column when it published the first article about the Watergate?
2Speak slightingly or abusively of; vilify.
- You will get nothing but praise for your book, and I shall be vilipended for mine.
- This message is to update you all how I'm holding up under the scurrilous, calumnious and vilipending charges against me.
- In addition negative stereotyping is omnipresent in the public eye through stage theatrical presentations ridiculing or vilipending these characters.
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