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English noun: vilification

1. vilification (communication) slanderous defamation


Synonymsmalignment, smear


Broader (hypernym)calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, traducement

2. vilification (communication) a rude expression intended to offend or hurt


SamplesWhen a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse.
They yelled insults at the visiting team.


Synonymsabuse, contumely, insult, revilement


Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, disrespect


Narrower (hyponym)billingsgate, cut, invective, low blow, scurrility, stinger, vitriol, vituperation









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