verb (used with object)
to regard or treat as of little value or account.
to vilify; depreciate.
Origin of vilipend
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Related Words for vilipenddespise, underrate, underestimate, omit, disobey, overlook, neglect, forget, minimize, disparage, belittle, blister, knock, lower, derogate, undervalue, reduce, decry, disesteem, discount
Examples from the Web for vilipend
Historical Examples of vilipend
"You are not to vilipend my counsel," said he one day to a foreign envoy.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.
John Lothrop Motley
verb (tr) rare
to treat or regard with contempt
to speak slanderously or slightingly of
Word Origin for vilipend
C15: from Late Latin vīlipendere, from Latin vīlis worthless + pendere to esteem
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