despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)
"would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile(adj)
causing or able to cause nausea
"a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
morally low; base; despicable
Origin: From vilis
low; base; worthless; mean; despicable
morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful; in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vīl, adj. worthless: mean: morally impure: wicked: (B.) poor, cheap.—adv. Vile′ly.—n. Vile′ness.—ns. Vilificā′tion, act of vilifying: defamatory speech: abuse; Vil′ifīer.—v.t. Vil′ify, to make vile: to attempt to degrade by slander: to defame:—pa.t. and pa.p. vil′ifīed.—v.t. Vil′ipend, to slander, vilify.—v.i. to use vilification. [Fr.,—L. vilis.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. Anything that serves; whatever is useful. 2. Something done or thought by some one else.
The numerical value of vile in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of vile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Self-loving is not so vile a sin, my liege, as self-neglecting.
We need to make sure no more foreigners are attacked. We must stop these vile acts.
Vile deeds like poison weeds bloom well in prison air, it is only what is good in man, that wastes and withers there.
All for ourselves and nothing for other people seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you.
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- vilCatalan, Valencian
- hnusný, odpornýCzech
- abscheulich, gemeinGerman
- alhainen, katalaFinnish
- andstyggilegur, viðbjóðslegurIcelandic
- basso, ignobile, abiettoItalian
- 卑しい, 汚い, 卑劣Japanese
- nekrietns, netikumisks, netikumīgs, zemisksLatvian
- омразен, низок, доленMacedonian
- гнусный, подлый, низкий, мерзкийRussian
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