Definitions for vilifyˈvɪl əˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vil•i•fyˈvɪl əˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to speak ill of; defame; slander.

  2. Obs. to make vile.

Origin of vilify:

1400–50; late ME < LL vīlificāre. See vile , -fy


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


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