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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvilevile /vaɪl/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 informal extremely unpleasant or bad syn horrible 🔊 This coffee tastes really vile. 🔊 a vile smell 🔊 She has a vile temper.2 BADevil or immoral 🔊 a vile act of betrayal —vilely adverb —vileness noun [uncountable]
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vile• Without impugning the motives of any believer in this, I point out that it reeks of a vile and dangerous racism.• But the trouble was, he was so vile I couldn't respect him.• vile language• The Vietnam era is a vile period in American history.• The deal was so mean, so vile, that even the investment bankers gagged.vile temper• He's violent, yes, domineering, has a vile temper.
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