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vilipend

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verb vil·i·pend \ˈvi-lə-ˌpend\

Definition of vilipend

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hold or treat as of little worth or account :  contemn

  3. 2 :  to express a low opinion of :  disparage



Examples of vilipend

  1. <one of those elitists who regularly vilipends popular culture>



Origin of vilipend

Middle English, from Middle French vilipender, from Medieval Latin vilipendere, from Latin vilis + pendere to weigh, estimate


First Known Use: 15th century


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