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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: vil, from Latin vilis 'worthless'

vile

adjective
     
vile
1 informal extremely unpleasant or bad [= horrible]:
This coffee tastes really vile.
She has a vile temper.
2 evil or immoral:
a vile act of betrayal
vilely adverb
vileness noun [uncountable]

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