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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
- ‘This campaign of vilification has had two main sources.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I have gone through financial ruin, personal vilification, the distress and dismay of my family.’
- ‘He has faced public humiliation and vilification with the same equanimity that he received public acknowledgement and praise.’
- ‘But on the face of it, the content of the books did not appear to constitute racial vilification or incitement to violence, he said.’
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