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Definition of "vilify" []

  • To make vicious and defamatory statements about. See Synonyms at malign. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vilify" in a sentence
  • "*Shirley Payne, assistant vice president for information security, policy and records, removed unconstitutional language from a policy prohibiting Internet messages that "vilify" others and mailing list messages that are "inappropriate.""
  • "Ellison responded by airing his broad concern over radicalization, before arguing that King's choice to aggressively target only Muslims would "vilify" the community."
  • "However, hardly anyone has seriously attempted to "vilify" them since the fact of the matter is simple: one lost and the other is losing."