Definition of vilify:
molest, inveigh, ill-use, backbite, injure, rail at, harm, prostitute, upon, violate, train, cast aspersions on, persecute, revile, pervert, rail in, fulminate, damage, maltreat, asperse, attack, misemploy, victimize, rail, rail off, vituperate, crimes, law, slur, impose on _or_ oppress, ravish, tear down, wrong, ruin, aggrieve, ill-treat, misuse, abuse.
- disapprove (part of speech: verb)
- slander (part of speech: verb)
- shame (part of speech: verb)
" Nefert," cried Katuti angrily, " I will-" " Do what you will," interrupted her indignant daughter, " but do not vilify the generous man who has never hindered you from throwing away his property on your son's debts and your own ambition.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- "History of the Incas", Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa.
I also remember,- and this I am sorry to say was partly my fault- how a certain self- assured general came to him to express his appreciation as a reader, and, probably, desiring to give Chekhov pleasure, he began, with his legs spread open and the fists of his turned- out hand leaning on them, to vilify a young author, whose great popularity was then only beginning to grow.- "Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov", Maxim Gorky Alexander Kuprin I. A. Bunin.