Definition of vile in English:

vile

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Pronunciation: /vʌɪl
 
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adjective

Derivatives

vilely

adverb
More example sentences
  • He felt that ‘they are more vilely oppressed than they have ever been before in their history.’
  • Most vilely, he claims I was beset by an ‘explosive urge’ to blow up his house.
  • And could he trust the word again of anyone who so vilely wronged him?

vileness

noun
More example sentences
  • Men who practice viciousness and vileness are shown no mercy by the gods.
  • I hunt down and exterminate soul-less monsters of unimaginable horror and vileness.
  • Women have been writing books about the vileness and tedium of domestic life for ever.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin vilis 'of low value'.

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