Vile

Vile

(vl), a. [Comp. Viler (vl"r); superl. Vilest.] [OE. vil, F. vil, from L. vilis cheap, worthless, vile, base.]
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1. Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable.
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A poor man in vile raiment.
James ii. 2.
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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.
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The inhabitants account gold but as a vile thing.
Abp. Abbot.
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2. Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad. "Such vile base practices." Shak.
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Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee ?
Job xl. 4.
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Syn. -- See Base.
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-- Vile"ly, adv. -- Vile"ness, n.
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