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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.
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|Noun||1.||vilification - slanderous defamation|
|2.||vilification - 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"|
low blow - unscrupulous abuse
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noun denigration, abuse, defamation, invective, calumny, mudslinging, disparagement, vituperation, contumely, aspersion, scurrility, calumniation Clare did not deserve the vilification she was subjected to.
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vilification[ˌvɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N → vilipendio m
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vilification[ˌvɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃ/ən] n (frm) → diffamazione f
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