Definitions for vilevaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vilevaɪl(adj.)vil•er, vil•est.

  1. wretchedly bad:

    vile weather.

  2. highly offensive, unpleasant, or objectionable:

    a vile odor.

  3. morally debased, depraved, or despicable.

  4. menial; lowly:

    vile tasks.

  5. of little value or account; paltry.

Origin of vile:

1250–1300; ME vil < OF < L vīlis of little worth, base, cheap


Princeton's WordNet

  1. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

  2. nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile(adj)

    causing or able to cause nausea

    "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"


  1. vile(Adjective)

    morally low; base; despicable

  2. Origin: From vilis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vile

    low; base; worthless; mean; despicable

  2. Vile

    morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful; in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad


  1. vile

    vile is a text editor that attempts to combine the best aspects of the popular Emacs and vi editors. These editors are traditionally located on opposing sides of the editor wars, as users of Emacs and vi tend to have strong sentiments against the editor they do not use; however, vile at least attempts to reconcile these positions. vile is an acronym which stands for "VI Like Emacs". vile is featured in Chapter 12 of the O'Reilly book "Learning the vi Editor". The program is also known as xvile for the X Window System, and as winvile for Microsoft Windows. vile was created and originally maintained by Paul Fox. In 1996, maintenance was taken over by Thomas Dickey, who had provided many major contributions to the codebase over the preceding years.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. vile

    1. Anything that serves; whatever is useful. 2. Something done or thought by some one else.

Anagrams of vile

  1. live

  2. Levi

  3. vlei

  4. veil

  5. evil

Translations for vile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


horrible; wicked; disgusting

That was a vile thing to say!; The food tasted vile.

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