The definition of vile is offensive in a way that makes you want to leave.adjective
An example of vile is a person’s tasteless joke.
Vile means evil or without morals.adjective
An example of vile is a person who takes advantage of the poor or sick.
Vile is low quality or worthless.adjective
An example of vile is a car the breaks down immediately after it is sold.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: ME vil < OFr < L vilis, cheap, base < ? IE *wezlis < *wesno-, price > venal
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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