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[mass noun] Abusively disparaging speech or writing:‘the vilification of minority groupings’
condemnation, criticism, censure, castigation, denunciation, vituperation, abuse, flak, defamation, denigration, disparagement, obloquy, opprobrium, derogation, slander, revilement, reviling, calumny, calumniation, execration, excoriation, lambasting, upbraiding, a bad press, character assassination, attack, invective, libel, insults, aspersionsmud-slinging, bad-mouthing, tongue-lashingstick, verbal, slagging offcontumelyanimadversion, objurgationView synonyms
- ‘He has faced public humiliation and vilification with the same equanimity that he received public acknowledgement and praise.’
- ‘I have gone through financial ruin, personal vilification, the distress and dismay of my family.’
- ‘This campaign of vilification has had two main sources.’
- ‘But on the face of it, the content of the books did not appear to constitute racial vilification or incitement to violence, he said.’
- ‘No exaggeration or vilification directed their way is too outrageous for consideration.’
- ‘For this disinterested behaviour their reward has been a campaign of vilification and innuendo which has left both of them feeling angry and betrayed.’
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