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vile

adjective uk   us   /vaɪl/
unpleasant, immoral, and unacceptable: This vile policy of ethnic cleansing must be stopped. informal extremely unpleasant: This cheese smells vile. He's in a vile mood/temper today.
vilely
adverb uk   us   /ˈvaɪl.li/
vileness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈvaɪl.nəs/
Translations of “vile”
in Vietnamese đê tiện, kinh tởm…
in Spanish vil, despreciable, infame…
in Thai เลวทราม…
in Malaysian keji…
in French abominable…
in German scheußlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 邪惡的, 卑鄙的, 可恥的…
in Indonesian menjijikkan, kejam…
in Russian отвратительный, подлый…
in Turkish çok kötü, berbat, pis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 邪恶的, 卑鄙的, 可耻的…
in Polish wstrętny, podły…
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