Slanderous or malicious defamation; character assassination(noun)
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Use "vilification" in a sentence
"“The concept of vilification is about inciting hatred and really promoting and provoking serious contempt and revulsion of other people because of their race or religion.”"
"All credit goes to Debra Burlingame, who had the courage to tell us what was happening at the site in her original Wall Street Journal op-ed and to stand up to nothing less than personal vilification from the editorial page of The New York Times."
"His stinging 1938 memoir Homage to Catalonia brought him vilification from the left."