vilification


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vil·i·fy

 (vĭl′ə-fī′)
tr.v. vil·i·fied, vil·i·fy·ing, vil·i·fies
To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism. See Synonyms at malign.

[Middle English vilifien, from Late Latin vīlificāre, to hold cheap : Latin vīlis, cheap; see wes- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

vil′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
vil′i·fi′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vilification - slanderous defamationvilification - slanderous defamation    
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement, obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
2.vilification - a rude expression intended to offend or hurtvilification - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
low blow - unscrupulous abuse
billingsgate, scurrility - foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
stinger, cut - a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
invective, vituperation, vitriol - abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

vilification

noun denigration, abuse, defamation, invective, calumny, mudslinging, disparagement, vituperation, contumely, aspersion, scurrility, calumniation Clare did not deserve the vilification she was subjected to.

vilification

noun
The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone:
Law: libel.
Translations

vilification

[ˌvɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nvilipendio m

vilification

nDiffamierung f, → Verleumdung f

vilification

[ˌvɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] n (frm) → diffamazione f
References in classic literature ?
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.
Like 'Sartor Resartus' it has much subjective coloring, which here results in exaggeration of characters and situations, and much fantasy and grotesqueness of expression; but as a dramatic and pictorial vilification of a great historic movement it was and remains unique, and on the whole no history is more brilliantly enlightening and profoundly instructive.
Addressing a press conference at the PML-N secretariat on Friday, he also strongly rebutted the negative campaign of vilification by government, and said that Supreme Court was struggling for upholding constitution and rule of law in Country; something the government did not want to see being evolved.
The President advised the Partys district information secretaries to fight against the vilification campaign against the Party and its leadership.
Shireen Richie, chairwoman of the LGA's children and young people's board, said: "The vilification of children's social workers has increased the risk of harm to some children by opening up gaps in the safety net which works so hard to protect them.
THE state-sponsored campaign of unfair vilification and cruelty against grey squirrels has now reached the point where thousands of these well-loved animals are about to be trapped and clubbed to death.
Would he be happy to listen to the vilification of the beautiful old tongue of his country, as he does with the ancient tongue of Wales?
Its new production of Marlowe's classic Elizabethan play, Tamburlaine the Great, is to have scenes depicting the burning of the Koran and the vilification of Mohammed omitted.
The vilification goes with the territory," he said.
Like many reporters who substitute hyperbole for fact, he continues the unwarranted vilification of the 1983-87 Liverpool city council.
When the use of the circle and slash is combined with the passages of the Bible, it exposes homosexuals to detestation, vilification, and disgrace," Barclay said.
As described in Orwell's 1984, the "Two Minutes Hate" was observed daily by the residents of totalitarian Oceania who would cluster around the "telescreen" to participate in a media-abetted orgy of vilification.