vilipend

vilipend

[vil-uh-pend]
verb (used with object)
1.
to regard or treat as of little value or account.
2.
to vilify; depreciate.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin vīlipendere, equivalent to Latin vīli(s) cheap (see vile) + pendere to consider (see pensive)

vilipender, noun
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vilipend (ˈvɪlɪˌpɛnd)
 
vb
1.  to treat or regard with contempt
2.  to speak slanderously or slightingly of
 
[C15: from Late Latin vīlipendere, from Latin vīlis worthless + pendere to esteem]
 
'vilipender
 
n

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