from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Loathsome; disgusting: vile language.
- adj. Unpleasant or objectionable: vile weather. See Synonyms at offensive.
- adj. Contemptibly low in worth or account; second-rate.
- adj. Of mean or low condition.
- adj. Miserably poor and degrading; wretched: a vile existence.
- adj. Morally depraved; ignoble or wicked: a vile conspiracy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. morally low; base; despicable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable.
- adj. Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of small value; held in little esteem; low; base; mean; worthless; despicable.
- Morally base or impure; depraved; bad; wicked; abject; villainous; shameful: frequently used as an epithet of opprobrium, contempt, disgust, or odium generally.
- Synonyms Contemptible, beggarly, pitiful, scurvy, shabby.
- Groveling, ignoble, foul, knavish.
- n. A vile thing.
- To mako vile.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. morally reprehensible
- adj. causing or able to cause nausea
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīlis, cheap, worthless.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vilis (Wiktionary)