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tr.v. vil·i·pend·ed, vil·i·pend·ing, vil·i·pends Archaic
1. To view or treat with contempt; despise.
2. To speak ill of; disparage.
[Middle English vilipenden, from Old French vilipender, from Latin vīlipendere : vīlis, worthless; see wes- in Indo-European roots + pendere, to consider, weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. to treat or regard with contempt
2. to speak slanderously or slightingly of
[C15: from Late Latin vīlipendere, from Latin vīlis worthless + pendere to esteem]
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1. to regard or treat as of little value or account.
2. to vilify; depreciate.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin vīlipendere= Latin vīli(s) cheap (see vile) + pendere to consider]
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Past participle: vilipended
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|Verb||1.||vilipend - belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"|
disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
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