I noun abuse, abusive language, blackening, calumniation, calumny, contemptuous language, contumely, defamation, denigration, denunciation, detraction, impugnment, invective, malediction, opprobrium, revilement, scorn, slander, smear, traducement, verbal attack, vituperation II index aspersion, bad repute, condemnation (blame), contumely, denunciation, diatribe, dishonor (shame), disparagement, disrespect, impeachment, imprecation, libel, malediction, obloquy, opprobrium, outcry, phillipic, profanity, reproach, revilement, scandal, slander

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  • Vilification — Vil i*fi*ca tion, n. The act of vilifying or defaming; abuse. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vilification — vilify ► VERB (vilifies, vilified) ▪ speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner. DERIVATIVES vilification noun. ORIGIN Latin vilificare, from vilis cheap, base …   English terms dictionary

  • vilification — noun Date: 1630 1. the act of vilifying ; abuse 2. an instance of vilifying ; a defamatory utterance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vilification — See vilify. * * * …   Universalium

  • vilification — noun slanderous or malicious defamation; character assassination See Also: vilify …   Wiktionary

  • vilification — Synonyms and related words: abuse, assailing, assault, attack, berating, bitter words, blackening, calumny, character assassination, contumely, defamation, defamation of character, defilement, denigration, diatribe, execration, hard words,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vilification — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. defamation, slander, mudsling ing, libel, smear, criticism, verbal abuse, denunciation, *slamming, maligning, denigration, calumny, character assassination, *bad mouthing. ANT.: praising, commendation, acclaim II… …   English dictionary for students

  • vilification — vil·i·fi·ca·tion || ‚vɪlɪfɪ keɪʃn n. slander …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vilification — vil·i·fi·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • vilification — See: vilify …   English dictionary

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