vilipend vilipend


  • (v) belittle



  1. Collins' editors know that old words die hard and that some people will vilipend (regard with contempt) any execution without a fair trial.
  2. Apodeictic, muliebrity, mansuetude, even caducity, caliginosity, nitid, agrestic, roborant or vilipend have Latin or Greek roots that are very familiar to me and most high school .


  • "I'm a very keen birdwatcher," Mr Motion told the Times. "Birders do use this word from time to time so I thought it might have a better chance than others, such as vilipend. I saw 10,000 knot flying over The Wash in the evening recently and...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Andrew Motion Source:

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