vilify VERB (vilifies, vilified) speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.
DERIVATIVES vilification noun.
ORIGIN Latin vilificare, from vilis 'cheap, base' .

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  • Vilification — Vil i*fi*ca tion, n. The act of vilifying or defaming; abuse. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vilification — I noun abuse, abusive language, blackening, calumniation, calumny, contemptuous language, contumely, defamation, denigration, denunciation, detraction, impugnment, invective, malediction, opprobrium, revilement, scorn, slander, smear, traducement …   Law dictionary

  • vilification — noun Date: 1630 1. the act of vilifying ; abuse 2. an instance of vilifying ; a defamatory utterance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vilification — See vilify. * * * …   Universalium

  • vilification — noun slanderous or malicious defamation; character assassination See Also: vilify …   Wiktionary

  • vilification — Synonyms and related words: abuse, assailing, assault, attack, berating, bitter words, blackening, calumny, character assassination, contumely, defamation, defamation of character, defilement, denigration, diatribe, execration, hard words,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vilification — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. defamation, slander, mudsling ing, libel, smear, criticism, verbal abuse, denunciation, *slamming, maligning, denigration, calumny, character assassination, *bad mouthing. ANT.: praising, commendation, acclaim II… …   English dictionary for students

  • vilification — vil·i·fi·ca·tion || ‚vɪlɪfɪ keɪʃn n. slander …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vilification — vil·i·fi·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • vilification — See: vilify …   English dictionary

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