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English definition of “vilify”

vilify

verb [T]     /ˈvɪlɪfaɪ/ formal
to say bad things about someone so that other people will not like or approve of themDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
(Definition of vilify verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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