Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Vilify"

The meaning of "Vilify" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa vilify?
A: to vilify .. verb
to say or write unpleasant things about someone or something, in order to cause other people to have a bad opinion
to speak ill of; defame; slander

Why are people so quick to vilify those on the "other side" of the issue?

Example sentences using "Vilify"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com vilify.
To vilify means to speak or write about somebody in an abusive or disparaging way
"He has been vilified in the newspapers “

Synonyms of "Vilify" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre vilify e defame ?
A: Defame is a legal term. It’s when you hurt someone’s reputation but you can’t prove what you’re saying is true. They can sue you for lies if they prove damages (loss of business, etc.).

Vilify just means speaking or writing very negatively about someone. It doesn’t necessarily have the same burden of proof as defame.

If I call you a thief or a scammer without proof, that can be defamation, and isn’t protected by free speech laws in America. Those claims are rooted in fact, they imply you stole from someone.

If I say you make bad decisions or you have bad taste in movies, those are based on my opinions, and are just vilifying you.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre vilify e slander e gossip ?
A: To gossip is to talk about someone without their knowledge or permission. The intention of gossip can be friendly or harmful, and the things said may be true, false, conjecture, or all of these.

An example is a magazine article about whether a famous person might get married. Another is your mom telling her friends about the mean things you said to your sister. You thought I didn’t know? Everybody knows. That’s gossip!

To slander is to publicly tell lies about someone in order to hurt their reputation. In Western countries, slander is sometimes a crime.

To vilify is similar to slander but can be even worse. The goal is not just to hurt someone’s reputation but to convince others that someone is a villain—a bad person with bad intentions.

I’m glad you asked because the differences between these words matter. They’re all strong words, and you should use them with care.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre vilify e demonize ?
A: Thanks :)

Other questions about "Vilify"

Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar verify
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Q: Vilify.

I need the universal word I could use which means "pour mud at someone or something"


1.Someone tried to work in the real estate and encountered the big failure. This person started talking badly about real estate.
And I told him/her : if you couldn't succeed in the real estate field this is not the reason to vilify all this industry.

2.Someone couldn't get a beautiful girl or guy.
She/he started talking bullshit about this person as a result of their failure.
If you couldn't get this person it's not necessarily to vilify this person because he/she rejected you.

3.They're trying to tarnish my reputation publicly.

Correct me, and give me the right words I could use here with this meaning.
A: I think vilify works here, although you haven’t used it in 3. You could also use demean, belittle, disparage, or denigrate, but vilify is harsher and I think nearer the meaning you suggest.

Note that it’s “throw mud at”.

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