- wretchedly bad: a vile humor.
- highly offensive, unpleasant, or objectionable: vile slander.
- repulsive or disgusting, as to the senses or feelings: a vile odor.
- morally debased, depraved, or despicable: vile deeds.
- foul; filthy: vile language.
- poor; wretched: vile workmanship.
- of mean or low condition: a vile beggar.
- menial; lowly: vile tasks.
- degraded; ignominious: vile servitude.
- of little value or account; paltry: a vile recompense.
Origin of vile
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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
- abominably wicked; shameful or evilthe vile development of slavery appalled them
- morally despicable; ignoblevile accusations
- disgusting to the senses or emotions; foula vile smell; vile epithets
- tending to humiliate or degradeonly slaves would perform such vile tasks
- unpleasant or badvile weather
- paltrya vile reward
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.