[ UK /vˌɪlɪfɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌvɪɫəfəˈkeɪʃən/ ]
  1. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    they yelled insults at the visiting team
  2. slanderous defamation
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How To Use vilification In A Sentence

  • There is no shelter for them to find merciful relief from their vilification.
  • Some have sounded the tocsin so loudly that many governments have enacted or revived laws which penalise the vilification of religion.
  • In the boycott by the Association of University Teachers, what has been expressed is not criticism or censure but vilification.'
  • This is the latest episode in the vilification of videogames, which overnight has become a social evil up there with guns, pornography, and smoking.
  • No, this "kind of vilification and over-the-top rhetoric" discourages "compromise ... undermines democratic deliberation ... robs us of a rational and serious debate. The President and the Politics of Civility
  • It aimed to restore to the historical record the contributions made by the Resistance generation to the Greek nation, after decades of partisan vilification and estrangement from the polity. Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity
  • Citizens found themselves squeezed to suffocation in one way or another between domestic repression and exogenous vilification.
  • Despite online vilification and real - life harassment, he is trying to sue internet sites for defamation.
  • I'm somewhat confused -- you seem to be saying that speaking out on behalf of the oppressed doesn't justify hate speech, yet you won't "vilify" Dworkin is it "vilification" to describe her as the hate-speech purveyor she was? because she spoke out for the oppressed. Andrea Dworkin has died.
  • If the views of an associate professor expressed in a learned journal come within the scope of the vilification laws, then anything goes.
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