To view or treat with contempt; despise.
To speak ill of; disparage.
To treat or regard contemptuously or slightingly; belittle.
To vilify; revile.
Origin of vilipend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English vilipenden, from Old French vilipender, from Latin vilipendere, from vilis (“worthless") + pendere (“to consider, weigh").