Vilify

Definition of Vilify

Vil´i`fy   Pronunciation: vĭl´ĭ`fī
v. t.1.To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace.
[imp. & p. p. Vilified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vilifying.]
2.To degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate.
Many passions dispose us to depress and vilify the merit of one rising in the esteem of mankind.
- Addison.
3.To treat as vile; to despise.
I do vilify your censure.
- Beau. & Fl.

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