vilification

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noun vil·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌvi-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of vilification

  1. 1 :  the act of vilifying :  abuse

  2. 2 :  an instance of vilifying :  a defamatory utterance

Examples of vilification in a sentence

  1. warned that the constant vilification of candidates for public office was undermining the people's faith in the political system

1630

First Known Use of vilification

1630



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