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Definition of Vilify


  1. To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace.
  2. To degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate.
  3. To treat as vile; to despise.

Vilify Quotations

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
Edgar Allan Poe

You don't want to vilify your ego.
Jeff Bridges

It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men.
Wangari Maathai

The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation.
Orhan Pamuk

Ronald Reagan said, 'Trust, but verify.' President Obama is 'trust, but vilify.' He trusts our enemies and vilifies everyone who disagrees with him.
Mike Huckabee
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