[ vil-uh-pend ]
/ ˈvɪl əˌpɛnd /
verb (used with object)
to regard or treat as of little value or account.
to vilify; depreciate.
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"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
British Dictionary definitions for vilipend
/ (ˈvɪlɪˌpɛnd) /
verb (tr) rare
to treat or regard with contempt
to speak slanderously or slightingly of
Derived forms of vilipendvilipender, noun
Word Origin for vilipend
C15: from Late Latin vīlipendere, from Latin vīlis worthless + pendere to esteem
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