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vilipend

[ vil-uh-pend ]
/ ˈvɪl əˌpɛnd /
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verb (used with object)

to regard or treat as of little value or account.
to vilify; depreciate.

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Origin of vilipend

1425–75; late Middle English <Late Latin vīlipendere, equivalent to Latin vīli(s) cheap (see vile) + pendere to consider (see pensive)

OTHER WORDS FROM vilipend

vil·i·pend·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vilipend

vilipend
/ (ˈvɪlɪˌpɛnd) /

verb (tr) rare

to treat or regard with contempt
to speak slanderously or slightingly of

Derived forms of vilipend

vilipender, noun

Word Origin for vilipend

C15: from Late Latin vīlipendere, from Latin vīlis worthless + pendere to esteem
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