vilify - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˈvɪlɪfaɪ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyvilify
he/she/itvilifies
present participlevilifying
past tensevilified
past participlevilified
  1. to criticize someone very strongly, especially in a way that is not fair and that damages their reputation

derived word

vilification

 

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/ˌvɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]