verb (used with object), vil·i·fied, vil·i·fy·ing.
Origin of vilify
Examples from the Web for vilification
Instead, they have unleashed a storm of nit-picking and vilification.Niall Ferguson Defends Newsweek Cover: Correct This, Bloggers|Niall Ferguson|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The good news for Canada is that these acts of vilification have been met with resounding criticism from political leaders.Call it What You Want, "Post-Zionism" is Anti-Zionism|David Frum|March 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Matthew Dowd, a former strategist for George W. Bush, said the GOP “wants passion and wants the vilification of the president.”
Hence sophistry and vilification take the place of knowledge and reason.
All this vilification is really the tribute that mediocrity pays to genius.Thomas Paine, The Apostle of Liberty|John E. Remsburg
Campaigns of vilification, corruption and false pretence have lost their usefulness.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Such ignorance, fertilized by ill will, bore the only fruit which could grow in such soil: abuse and vilification.Benjamin Franklin|John Torrey Morse, Jr.
Daily abuse and vilification have been his portion and reward.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution|Franklin Hichborn
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for vilify
mid-15c., "to lower in worth or value," from Late Latin vilificare "to make cheap or base," from Latin vilis "cheap, base" (see vile) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "to slander, speak evil of" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Vilified, vilifying.