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3 definitions found
 for vilification
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vilification \Vil`i*fi*ca"tion\
     (v[i^]l`[i^]*f[i^]*k[=a]"sh[u^]n), n.
     The act of vilifying or defaming; abuse. --South.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vilification
      n 1: slanderous defamation [syn: smear, vilification,
           malignment]
      2: a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student
         made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled
         insults at the visiting team" [syn: abuse, insult,
         revilement, contumely, vilification]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "vilification":
     abuse, assailing, assault, attack, berating, bitter words,
     blackening, calumny, character assassination, contumely,
     defamation, defamation of character, defilement, denigration,
     diatribe, execration, hard words, invective, jawing, jeremiad,
     malicious defamation, muckraking, mudslinging, name-calling,
     obloquy, onslaught, opprobrium, philippic, rating, revilement,
     screed, scurrility, smear, smear campaign, smear word, tirade,
     tongue-lashing, vituperation
  
  

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