vilipend

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vilipend belittle "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Vilipend To value lightly; to depreciate; to slight; to despise. "To vilipend the art of portrait painting."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vilipend To express a disparaging or moan opinion of; slander; vilify; treat slightingly or contemptuously.
    • vilipend To express disparaging opinions of a person; uso vilification.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Vilipend to slander, vilify
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vilipendere,; vilis, vile + pendere, to weigh, to value: cf. F. vilipender,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. vilis.

Usage

In literature:

She had slighted and vilipended himself even, while accepting his gifts and gallantries.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
Shall we not appear like foxes, vilipending the grapes that we cannot reach?
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Vilipend, to slight, to undervalue.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
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In news:

As a women's movement pioneer, Susan B Anthony fought against the dictums of those who would vilipend women by treating them as second-class citizens.
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