vilify

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From Latin vīlificāre, present active infinitive of vīlificō (villify),

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vilify (third-person singular simple present vilifies, present participle vilifying, simple past and past participle vilified)

  1. (transitive) To say defamatory things about someone or something.
  2. (transitive) To belittle through speech; to put down.

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