vileness


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vile

 (vīl)
adj. vil·er, vil·est
1. Morally depraved; ignoble or wicked: a vile traitor; vile accusations.
2.
a. Disgusting; repulsive: vile effluent running down the city streets.
b. Unpleasant or objectionable: vile weather. See Synonyms at offensive.
3. Miserably poor and degrading; wretched: a vile existence.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīlis, cheap, worthless; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]

vile′ly adv.
vile′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vileness - the quality of being wickedvileness - the quality of being wicked    
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
filthiness - moral corruption or pollution; "this deformity and filthiness of sin"
enormity - the quality of extreme wickedness
2.vileness - the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotionsvileness - the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions; "the vileness of his language surprised us"
odiousness, offensiveness, distastefulness - the quality of being offensive
Translations
خِسَّه، رَداءَه، فَظاعَه
hnusnost
afskyelighed
òaî aî vera andstyggilegur/vondur
iğrençlik

vileness

[ˈvaɪlnɪs] N [of person, behaviour, action] → vileza f

vileness

nAbscheulichkeit f; (of thoughts)Niederträchtigkeit f; (of smell)Widerwärtigkeit f; (of language)Unflätigkeit f; (of weather)Scheußlichkeit f; the vileness of his moodseine Übellaunigkeit

vile

(vail) adjective
horrible; wicked; disgusting. That was a vile thing to say!; The food tasted vile.
ˈvilely adverb
ˈvileness noun
References in classic literature ?
Wilson laid his hand on the shoulder of a pale young man beside him -- "I have sought, I say, to persuade this godly youth, that he should deal with you, here in the face of Heaven, and before these wise and upright rulers, and in hearing of all the people, as touching the vileness and blackness of your sin.
Paul, I acknowledge myself the chiefest of sinners; but I do not suffer this sense of my personal vileness to daunt me.
The coarse brawl, the loathsome den, the crude violence of disordered life, the very vileness of thief and outcast, were more vivid, in their intense actuality of impression, than all the gracious shapes of art, the dreamy shadows of song.
When heavenward, holy Friendship, thou didst go Soaring to seek thy home beyond the sky, And take thy seat among the saints on high, It was thy will to leave on earth below Thy semblance, and upon it to bestow Thy veil, wherewith at times hypocrisy, Parading in thy shape, deceives the eye, And makes its vileness bright as virtue show.
he wondered, puzzled by the effort to reconcile his instinctive disgust at human vileness with his equally instinctive pity for human frailty.
Ah," he continued with a malicious snarl, "but the Earth man shall suffer for the indignities he has put upon the holy of holies, nor shall any vileness be too vile to inflict upon his princess.
Several of Ibsen's plays were on the repertory for the winter; Sudermann's Die Ehre was then a new play, and on its production in the quiet university town caused the greatest excitement; it was extravagantly praised and bitterly attacked; other dramatists followed with plays written under the modern influence, and Philip witnessed a series of works in which the vileness of mankind was displayed before him.
But how can I, an insignificant mortal, show His omnipotence, His infinity, and all His mercy to one who is blind, or who shuts his eyes that he may not see or understand Him and may not see or understand his own vileness and sinfulness?
During the entire battle both sides hurled taunts and insults at one another--the human beings naturally excelling the brutes in the coarseness and vileness of their vilification and invective.
He became immensely wary, for he was wise with knowledge of the low cunning and foul vileness of his kind.
At last, beneath him in vileness, had the other sunk himself.
After all that vileness, there was but one thing more you COULD do.