Vil"i*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vilified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Vilifying.] [L. vilis vile + -fly; cf. L. vilificare to esteem of little value.]
To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace.
When themselves they vilified
To serve ungoverned appetite.
To degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate.
Many passions dispose us to depress and vilify the merit of one rising in the esteem of mankind.
To treat as vile; to despise.
I do vilify your censure.
Beau. & Fl.
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