from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To view or treat with contempt; despise.
- transitive v. To speak ill of; disparage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To despise
- v. To express a disparaging opinion of; to slander or vilify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To value lightly; to depreciate; to slight; to despise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To express a disparaging or moan opinion of; slander; vilify; treat slightingly or contemptuously.
- To express disparaging opinions of a person; uso vilification.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. belittle
Middle English vilipenden, from Old French vilipender, from Latin vīlipendere : vīlis, worthless; + pendere, to consider, weigh.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English vilipenden, from Old French vilipender, from Latin vilipendere, from vilis ("worthless") + pendere ("to consider, weigh"). (Wiktionary)