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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of being wicked [syn: nefariousness, wickedness]
      2: the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
         [syn: loathsomeness, repulsiveness, sliminess]