adjective, vil·er, vil·est.
Origin of vile
Synonyms for vile
Antonyms for vile
Related Words for vilenessdrunkenness, impropriety, indecency, profanity, vulgarity, smut, pornography, horror, depravity, harm, pain, catastrophe, calamity, ill, wrong, corruption, suffering, misery, hatred, crime
Examples from the Web for vileness
Historical Examples of vileness
Is it an impression of the vileness and worthlessness of our species?
Did you think you could bribe me with your gifts to tolerate your vileness?Poisoned Air
Sterner St. Paul Meek
It needed this to show me the vileness of the thing I have done.The Sea-Hawk
Having been a spy himself,' he was a good judge of the vileness of the office.Mistress Wilding
Had you stabbed him in the back with a knife, you would have shown the courage of your vileness.Scaramouche
Word Origin for vile
early 13c. (implied in vilety), from Anglo-French and Old French vile, from Latin vilis "cheap, worthless, base, common," of unknown origin. Related: Vilely.