from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a vile manner; basely; meanly; shamefully; abjectly; opprobriously; odiously; badly; wretchedly; worthlessly; sorrily.

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  • adverb In a vile manner, evilly, despicably.

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  • adverb in a vile manner


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vile +‎ -ly


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