- The definition of vile is offensive in a way that makes you want to leave.
An example of vile is a person’s tasteless joke.
- Vile means evil or without morals.
An example of vile is a person who takes advantage of the poor or sick.
- Vile is low quality or worthless.
An example of vile is a car the breaks down immediately after it is sold.
vile definition by Webster's New World
- morally base or evil; wicked; depraved; sinful
- offensive to the senses or sensibilities; repulsive; disgusting
- cheap; worthless
- degrading; low; mean
- highly disagreeable or most inferior; very bad: a generalized term of disapproval: vile weather
Origin: Middle English vil ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin vilis, cheap, base ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European an unverified form wezlis ; from an unverified form wesno-, price from source venal
vile definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective vil·er, vil·est
- Loathsome; disgusting: vile language.
- Unpleasant or objectionable: vile weather. See Synonyms at offensive.
- a. Contemptibly low in worth or account; second-rate.b. Of mean or low condition.
- Miserably poor and degrading; wretched: a vile existence.
- Morally depraved; ignoble or wicked: a vile conspiracy.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīlis, cheap, worthless; see wes-3 in Indo-European roots.
- vileˈly adverb
- vileˈness noun