What does vilify mean?

Definitions for vilifyˈvɪl əˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vilify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vilify, revile, vituperate, rail(verb)

    spread negative information about

    "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"


  1. vilify(Verb)

    To say defamatory things about someone or something.

  2. vilify(Verb)

    To belittle through speech; to put down.

  3. Origin: From vilificare, present active infinitive of vilifico,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vilify(verb)

    to make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace

  2. Vilify(verb)

    to degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate

  3. Vilify(verb)

    to treat as vile; to despise

  4. Origin: [L. vilis vile + -fy; cf. L. vilificare to esteem of little value.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vilify in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vilify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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