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Meaning of VILE

Pronunciation:  vIl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (informal) thoroughly unpleasant; "filthy (or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having"
  2. [adj]  morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"
  3. [adj]  causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
 

VILE is a 4 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: despicable, evil, filthy, foul, inclement, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, offensive, sickening, ugly, unwholesome, unworthy, wicked
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vile\, a. [Comp. {Viler}; superl. {Vilest}.] [OE. vil, F.
vil, from L. vilis cheap, worthless, vile, base.]
1. Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable.

         A poor man in vile raiment.           --James ii. 2.

         The craft either of fishing, which was Peter's, or
         of making tents, which was Paul's, were [was] more
         vile than the science of physic.      --Ridley.

         The inhabitants account gold but as a vile thing.
                                               --Abp. Abbot.

2. Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful; in the
   sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad. ``Such vile
   base practices.'' --Shak.

         Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee ? --Job
                                               xl. 4.

Syn: See {Base}. -- {Vile"ly}, adv. -- {Vile"ness}, n.

 

 

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