- to regard or treat as of little value or account.
- to vilify; depreciate.
Origin of vilipend
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Related Wordsdespise, underrate, underestimate, omit, disobey, overlook, neglect, forget, minimize, disparage, belittle, vilipend, blister, knock, lower, derogate, undervalue, reduce, decry, disesteem
Examples from the Web for 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
- to treat or regard with contempt
- to speak slanderously or slightingly of
C15: from Late Latin vīlipendere, from Latin vīlis worthless + pendere to esteem
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