vile adj ; vil.est [ME, fr. OF vil, fr. L vilis] (14c) 1 a: morally despicable or abhorrent <nothing is so ~ as intellectual dishonesty> b: physically repulsive: foul<a ~ slum> 2: of little worth or account: common; also: mean 3: tending to degrade <~ employments> 4: disgustingly or utterly bad: obnoxious, contemptable <~ weather> <had a ~ temper> syn see base -- adv -- vile.ness n
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