- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||vilified, vilifies, vilifying
||to speak ill of; denounce; defame.
She lost no opportunity to vilify her ex-husband.The tabloid vilified the prime minister at every turn.
- blacken, defame, denigrate, denounce, malign, traduce
- commend, eulogize, lionize
- similar words:
- abuse, affront, asperse, assassinate, attack, backbite, badmouth, blackguard, censure, discredit, dishonor, libel, revile, slander, smear
||abase, accuse, assassinate, blackguard, condemn, criticize, decry, dishonor, libel, slander, smear