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.
We contend that booing represents a covert reworking of the racial vilification of Indigenous athletes and that their vilification is but one form of racism.
It was vilification of Mexicans that led to Trump's decisive triumph over his many rivals in the Republican primaries of 2016.
Your coverage stood out in stark contrast to the vilification in the media (including TV) of many of our most vulnerable.
These holidays are the culmination of a period in which religion, faith in Allah, stringent observance of the commandments and the avoidance of sin, in addition to the vilification of infidels, are paramount.
SPORTS Direct founder Mike Ashley has said he will not attend a parliamentary select committee to discuss the treatment of his workforce insisting that he would not "stand idle" while the company is "subjected to public vilification".
Minister Bathiudeen was addressing a special media briefing held at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on 07 May against the apparent vilification campaign taking shape in certain media segments targeting him that, among others, alleged that Muslim IDP resettlements led by him are damaging the Wilpattu Forest Reserve in Northern Province.
He added: "It was an attempt to hunt a sex offender, to drive him from his home and to expose him to vilification."
A mother who was charged for leaving her newborn baby boy in a drain in Australia will need "compassion, not vilification." The president of the Australian Association of Social Workers believes the case of the woman in western Sydney was unusual.
The total vilification of the police and ground staff is wrong.