vilify Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"vilify" in British English

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vilifyverb [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 ​badopinion of them: He was vilified by the ​press as a ​monster.
vilification
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌvɪl.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of vilify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vilifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈvɪl·əˌfɑɪ/ fml
to say or write ​unpleasant things about someone or something, in ​order to ​cause other ​people to have a ​badopinion of that ​person or thing: He ​claimed he was ​unfairly vilified by the ​press.
(Definition of vilify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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