Vile definition

vīl
Frequency:
Morally base or evil; wicked; depraved; sinful.
adjective
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Morally depraved; ignoble or wicked.

A vile traitor; vile accusations.

adjective
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Offensive to the senses or sensibilities; repulsive; disgusting.
adjective
14
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Cheap; worthless.
adjective
12
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Degrading; low; mean.
adjective
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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.

adjective
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Vile means evil or without morals.

An example of vile is a person who takes advantage of the poor or sick.

adjective
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Vile is low quality or worthless.

An example of vile is a car the breaks down immediately after it is sold.

adjective
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1
Miserably poor and degrading; wretched.

A vile existence.

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Unpleasant or objectionable.

Vile weather.

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Morally low; base; despicable.
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Disgusting; repulsive.

Vile effluent running down the city streets.

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Highly disagreeable or most inferior; very bad: a generalized term of disapproval.

Vile weather.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
vile
Comparative:
viler
Superlative:
vilest

Origin of vile

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin vīlis cheap, worthless wes-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vilis

    From Wiktionary