vilify, revile, vituperate, rail(verb)
spread negative information about
"The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
To say defamatory things about someone or something.
To belittle through speech; to put down.
Origin: From vilificare, present active infinitive of vilifico,
to make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace
to degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate
to treat as vile; to despise
Origin: [L. vilis vile + -fy; cf. L. vilificare to esteem of little value.]
The numerical value of vilify in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of vilify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have not in any context or any way tried to vilify anyone.
He has taken every opportunity to vilify women, Muslims, Mexicans, immigrants and the disabled.
We cannot, must not vilify police officers. Remember what those officers were doing when they died. They were protecting a peaceful march.
In the rush to vilify Lance, many of the other equally culpable participants have been allowed to escape scrutiny, much less sanction, and many of the anti-doping 'enforcers' have chosen to grandstand at Lance's expense rather than truly search for the truth.
We should be careful not to vilify ‘encryption’ itself, which is essential for privacy, data security, and global commerce, but I have personally been briefed on cases where terrorists communicated in darkness and where we couldn’t shine a light, even with a lawful warrant.
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Translations for vilify
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- diffamieren, verleumden, herabwürdigen, verteufeln, verunglimpfenGerman
- diffamer, calomnierFrench
- càinScottish Gaelic
- calunniare, diffamare, denigrareItalian
- けなす, そしるJapanese
- verguizen, kleinerenDutch
- potępiać, oczerniaćPolish
- очернять, унижать, опускать, поноситьRussian
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