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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Vile \Vile\ (v[imac]l), a. [Comp. Viler (v[imac]l"[~e]r);
superl. Vilest.] [OE. vil, F. vil, from L. vilis cheap,
worthless, vile, base.]
1. Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable.
A poor man in vile raiment. --James ii. 2.
The craft either of fishing, which was Peter's, or
of making tents, which was Paul's, were [was] more
vile than the science of physic. --Ridley.
The inhabitants account gold but as a vile thing.
2. Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful in the
sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad. "Such vile base
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee ? --Job
Syn: See Base.
[1913 Webster] -- Vile"ly, adv. -- Vile"ness, n.
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