Curse and complain

vilify
(v)
VIL-i-fie
Meaning

slander; say ugly things about someone

1st Sample Sentence

In many countries it is illegal to vilify the head of state.

Root

vilis (cheap, base)#facere (make) (Latin)

Synonyms

belittle, denigrate, deride, disdain, disparage, revile, vilify

Antonyms

venerate

Mnemonics

Just assume "vil (villain)+ify " who always slander or speaks evil against hero. Vilify (to speak ill of) is to make someone out to be a villain Vilify (to defame someone) is the opposite of glorify (to praise someone highly).

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