Translation of vilify in Spanish:


vilipendiar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈvɪlɪfʌɪ//ˈvɪləˌfaɪ/

transitive verbvilified, vilifying, vilifies


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    vilipendiar formal
    • You speak of democracy but vilify those that dare speak against your hero.
    • How long will it be before the French working class as a whole is vilified in this manner?
    • The SF president also launched attacks on the Government for trying to vilify the party but argued that while the peace process was in tatters, it could be rebuilt.
    • The Essex-born player was vilified in the press and effigies of him were hung in streets.
    • To vilify the ancient and heavenly act of smoking is to belittle one of life's most wicked and pleasurable of indulgences.
    • As a result he was vilified by the right-wing press, which even published a copy of his birth certificate.
    • It's probably worth noting at this point that Raël has waged a long war on the media - vilifying them through press releases for publishing mean things about him.
    • And the final question, can we in our profession discuss these issues in a calm, mutually respectful way without criticizing, belittling or vilifying one another?
    • Those who dislike speech or publications vilifying certain groups should speak out in their defence, not use the law to punish unwelcome opinions.
    • The fair-weather friends have evidently evaporated into thin air, effectively abandoning him and vilifying his illustrious name.
    • Shooters, hunters and firearms owners are frequently vilified by the general press.
    • He has been vilified, discredited and discarded in a manner usually reserved for world class failures.
    • At the same time this freedom can get used and abused to vilify the same government that helped to bring about our liberation.
    • The SPLA claims the raids were an attempt to defame and vilify teachers and demanded that the government discipline the inspectors involved.
    • They maligned and vilified him, and tried to inter the good that he did with his bones.
    • We should value our capitalist system without romanticizing it, and understand and try to mitigate its defects without vilifying it.
    • During the tour, the press vilified the rockers as bad-mouthed, loud, gaudy and unkempt.
    • People should be supporting people like me, not vilifying me.
    • History books alternate between praising and vilifying him.
    • When anybody calls their bluff and punctures this self-delusion, they can only cope by insulting and vilifying their critics.