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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

When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him.
Shia LaBeouf

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

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

Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick.
Pierre Beaumarchais
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