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.
The lawyer said both had been running vilification campaign against the judiciary.
The PCB is going to initiate defamation proceedings against all those who are involved in this abominable vilification campaign that was first started by ex-cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz when he was denied certain unmerited favours by the PCB chairman, who sued him and obtained a gag order from the court against him.
Being subject to an unjust campaign of vilification is something I do not wish to repeat.
These continuing Lumad killings are the results of the continuing vilification campaign against them.
A Federal and State/Territory Racial Vilification Laws
Firstly he has been honest with the people about his beliefs and he has for which he has been the subject of vilification and belittling by the Tory press but secondly his courage caused him to overcome them.
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.