Definition of vilify in English:

vilify

Line breaks: vil¦ify
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪlɪfʌɪ
 
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verb (vilifies, vilifying, vilified)

[with object]

Derivatives

vilifier

noun
More example sentences
  • The time has come for a vicious vendetta against the vox populi and the vociferating vilifiers of vice.
  • In each of these four cases, the vilifier has been murdered.
  • I guess I'm one of the main vilifiers and I'd be lying if I said I'm ashamed of that.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'lower in value'): from late Latin vilificare, from Latin vilis 'of low value' (see vile).

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