- 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.
- 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 of vileMiddle 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
- Morally depraved; ignoble or wicked: a vile traitor; vile accusations.
- a. Disgusting; repulsive: vile effluent running down the city streets.b. Unpleasant or objectionable: vile weather. See Synonyms at offensive.
- Miserably poor and degrading; wretched: a vile existence.
Origin of vileMiddle English from Old French from Latin vīlis cheap, worthless ; see wes-3 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative viler or more vile, superlative vilest or most vile)
From Latin vilis