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VILE, adjective [Latin vilis. Gr.]

1. Base; mean; worthless; despicable. (Abbot.)

The inhabitants account gold a vile thing.

A man in vile raiment. James 2:1.

Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed as vile in your sight? Job 18:1.

2. Morally base or impure; sinful; depraved by sin; wicked; hateful in the sight of God and of good men. The sons of Eli made themselves vile. 1 Samuel 3:1.

Behold I am vile; what shall I answer? Job 40:4.

VILD, VI'LED, adjective Abusive; scurrilous; defamatory. [Not in use.]