vilify
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈvɪl.ɪ.faɪ/
Verb

vilify

  1. (transitive) To say defamatory things about someone or something; to speak ill of.
    Synonyms: abuse, assail, criticize, decry, denigrate, demonize, denounce, libel, revile, slander, run down, Thesaurus:defame
    Antonyms: glorify, praise
  2. (transitive) To belittle through speech; to put down.
    Synonyms: berate, Thesaurus:criticize
    Antonyms: glorify, praise
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