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Vilify definition and meaning


In layman's terms - to speak or write bad about someone or something

Vilify Definition & Meaning

Vilify means to speak or write about someone or something in a way that is meant to damage their reputation or make them look bad. It involves spreading negative information or false claims about someone or something with the intention of making others have a negative opinion of them.

Vilify Used in a Sentence

  1. The writer was accused of vilifying the entire community by portraying them as backwards and uneducated in his latest novel.
  2. The company's reputation was severely damaged after its competitors tried to vilify it with false accusations of unethical business practices.
  3. The school principal was vilified by the parents after she made a decision to cancel the annual school trip.

Vilify Similar Words & Phrases (Synonyms)

  1. Defame
  2. Slander
  3. Smear
  4. Discredit
  5. Belittle

Vilify Opposite Words & Phrases (Antonyms)

  1. Praise
  2. Commend
  3. Accolade
  4. Celebrated
  5. Applause


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