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Middle English from Old French from Latin vīlis cheap, worthless wes-3 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin vilis
I had to leave the room because of that vile smell.
His vile mood today has made him an unpleasant person to be around.
Burns grew furious at the tho of such a vile act.
And he ascends higher to God as he descends lower into himself and grows more vile in his own eyes.
In Romans 1, it says that God has given them up to uncleanness, to vile affections, and to a reprobate mind.
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