• (verb-transitive): To make vicious and defamatory statements about. See Synonyms at malign.

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  • (verb): spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"

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  • *Shirley Payne, assistant vice president for information security, policy and records, removed unconstitutional language from a policy prohibiting Internet messages that "vilify" others and mailing list messages that are "inappropriate."

  • Ellison responded by airing his broad concern over radicalization, before arguing that King's choice to aggressively target only Muslims would "vilify" the community.

  • However, hardly anyone has seriously attempted to "vilify" them since the fact of the matter is simple: one lost and the other is losing.

  • Obama Is In So sharp was his critique of insurers that one attendee who identified himself as an industry executive asked him why he chose to "vilify" a business that has contributed ideas to the debate.

  • If Steyn uses those true facts to "vilify" someone -- say, radical Muslim terrrorists -- he's still guilty of a human rights crime.

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