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vilify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvilifyvil‧i‧fy /ˈvɪlɪfaɪ/ verb (vilified, vilifying, vilifies) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formal to say or write bad things about someone or somethingvilify somebody/something for (doing) something 🔊 Johnson was vilified in the press for refusing to resign.vilification /ˌvɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
vilifyLabour, vilified as likely to spoil the Tory prosperity, remained a weak and uninspiring political force.Stevens has been vilified by his opponents in the press.He was never vilified in the press as Robson was.The problem is to address this kind of thing without vilifying one group and making martyrs of another.Many welfare opponents vilify recipients as lazy and immoral cheats and con artists.Governments interested in publicity and propaganda have published much under the impulse of the urge to justify themselves and vilify their opponents.
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Verb table
vilify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyvilify
he, she, itvilifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyvilified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave vilified
he, she, ithas vilified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad vilified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill vilify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have vilified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam vilifying
he, she, itis vilifying
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you, we, theyare vilifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas vilifying
you, we, theywere vilifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been vilifying
he, she, ithas been vilifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been vilifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be vilifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been vilifying
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