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vilify

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈvɪl.ɪ.faɪ/ formal
to say or write unpleasant things about someone or something, in order to cause other people to have a bad opinion of them: He was vilified by the press as a monster.
vilification
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌvɪl.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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