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vilify

vil·i·fy

vilify

 
pronunciation:
vI l faI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vilified, vilifies, vilifying
definition: to speak ill of; denounce; defame.
She lost no opportunity to vilify her ex-husband.The tabloid vilified the prime minister at every turn.
synonyms:
blacken, defame, denigrate, denounce, malign, traduce
antonyms:
commend, eulogize, lionize
similar words:
abuse, affront, asperse, assassinate, attack, backbite, badmouth, blackguard, censure, discredit, dishonor, libel, revile, slander, smear
derivation: vilification (n.)