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vilification

[ vil-uh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌvɪl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of defaming or speaking ill of someone or something:Senior bishops are prepared to atone for the vilification their predecessors heaped on Darwin in the 1860s, when he put forward his theory of evolution.
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