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villainize

[vil-uh-nahyz]
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verb (used with object) vil·lain·ized, vil·lain·iz·ing.
  1. to speak ill of; disparage; vilify: to villainize the wealthy.
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Origin of villainize

First recorded in 1620–30; villain + -ize
Can be confusedvillainize vilify
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