Synonyms of vilify in English:


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1‘the media vilified several of the election candidates’

disparage, denigrate, defame, run down, revile, berate, belittle, abuse, insult, slight, attack, speak ill of, speak evil of, pour scorn on, cast aspersions on, criticize, censure, condemn, decry, denounce, pillory, lambast
fulminate against, rail against, inveigh against, malign, slander, libel, conduct a smear campaign against, spread lies about, blacken the name of, blacken the reputation of, sully the reputation of, give someone a bad name, bring someone into disrepute, discredit, stigmatize, traduce, calumniate, impugn
North American slur
informal do down, do a hatchet job on, take to pieces, pull apart, throw mud at, drag through the mud, have a go at, hit out at, jump on, lay into, tear into, knock, slam, pan, bash, hammer, roast, skewer, bad-mouth, throw brickbats at
British informal rubbish, slag off, monster, slate
North American informal pummel, dump on
Australian, New Zealand informal bag
archaic contemn
rare derogate, vituperate, asperse, vilipend

commend, lionize