adjective, vil·er, vil·est.
Origin of vile
Examples from the Web for vileness
And what mattered the vileness of the dwelling if one could sleep under the sky, fanned by the warm breeze!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
No indemnity will cleanse his mind of the vileness committed on what he loved.Young Hilda at the Wars|Arthur Gleason
This vileness, this notion of unworthiness in Vance, could not be negative merely.Four Weird Tales|Algernon Blackwood
Not a vileness such as renders us incapable of good, nor a holiness exempt from evil.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal
The vileness of man in submitting himself to the brutes, and in even worshipping them.Pascal's Penses|Blaise Pascal
British Dictionary definitions for vileness
Word Origin for vile
Word Origin and History for vileness
early 13c. (implied in vilety), from Anglo-French and Old French vile, from Latin vilis "cheap, worthless, base, common," of unknown origin. Related: Vilely.