Definition of vile
1a : morally despicable or abhorrent nothing is so vile as intellectual dishonestyb : physically repulsive : foul a vile slum
3 : tending to degrade vile employments
vilelyplay \ˈvī(-ə)l-lē\ adverb
Examples of vile in a sentence
a vile and cowardly act
What is that vile odor?
His comments were positively vile.
She has a vile temper.
Origin and Etymology of vile
Middle English, from Anglo-French vil, from Latin vilis
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of vile
VILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vile for English Language Learners
: evil or immoral
: very bad or unpleasant
VILE Defined for Kids
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