Vilipend meaning

vĭlə-pĕnd
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To view or treat with contempt; despise.
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To speak ill of; disparage.
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To treat or regard contemptuously or slightingly; belittle.
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To vilify; revile.
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To express a disparaging opinion of; to slander or vilify.
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Origin of vilipend

  • Middle English vilipenden from Old French vilipender from Latin vīlipendere vīlis worthless wes-3 in Indo-European roots pendere to consider, weigh (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

    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").

    From Wiktionary