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Definition of Vile


  1. Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable.
  2. Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful; in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad.

Vile Quotations

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.

There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God.
John Calvin

For I can raise no money by vile means.
William Shakespeare

The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile.
Benito Mussolini

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
Albert Camus
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Vile Translations

vile in Dutch is laaghartig, laag, gemeen, infaam
vile in German is wertlos, gemein
vile in Italian is infame
vile in Spanish is terrero
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