A viler figure was never sketched by Balzac; a viler figure was seldom drawn by Thackeray.
But has not Christian Rome witnessed many a viler spectacle?
If the men of the last generation were vile, the women, I think, were viler still.
She was utterly abashed and humiliated, and in her own sight she was viler than the vilest.
View the whole herd of administration (I know 'em well) and tell me if the world can furnish a viler set of miscreants?
Nero was no viler than his time, in which one could only be one of the two, good or bad.
True, there had been nothing, in his lifetime, viler than this man.
The bestémmia of the Romans is viler than the blasphemy of English or Americans.
She is viler than any of those Berlin light o' loves on the eve of Jena.
That, on the very face of it, is a viler and more sordid one.
early 13c. (implied in vilety), from Anglo-French and Old French vile, from Latin vilis "cheap, worthless, base, common," of unknown origin. Related: Vilely.