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vilify

[vil-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), vilified, vilifying.
1.
to speak ill of; defame; slander.
2.
Obsolete. to make vile.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin vīlificāre. See vile, -fy

vilification, noun
vilifier, noun
vilifyingly, adverb
unvilified, adjective


1. depreciate, disparage, calumniate, malign, abuse, asperse, blacken.


1. commend.
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vilify (ˈvɪlɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to revile with abusive or defamatory language; malign: he has been vilified in the tabloid press
2.  rare to make vile; debase; degrade
 
[C15: from Late Latin vīlificāre, from Latin vīlis worthless + facere to make]
 
vilification
 
n
 
'vilifier
 
n

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vilify
mid-15c., "to lower in worth or value," from L.L. vilificare "to make cheap or base," from L. vilis "cheap, base" (see vile) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "to slander, speak evil of" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Vilified, vilifying.
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