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English definition of “vilify”

vilify

verb [T]  /ˈvɪl·əˌfɑɪ/ fml us  
to say or write unpleasant things about someone or something, in order to cause other people to have a bad opinion of that person or thing: He claimed he was unfairly vilified by the press.
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