- to regard or treat as of little value or account.
- to vilify; depreciate.
Origin of vilipend
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Examples from the Web for vilipend
"You are not to vilipend my counsel," said he one day to a foreign envoy.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.
John Lothrop Motley
- to treat or regard with contempt
- to speak slanderously or slightingly of
C15: from Late Latin vīlipendere, from Latin vīlis worthless + pendere to esteem
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