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After decades of prohibition and vilification, they are increasingly being employed as therapeutics.

We have moved from worship to skepticism to outright vilification of this country’s creators.

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These groups represent the immune systems of our communities actively fighting against the pathologies of hate and vilification and working to grow and mobilize the moderate middle.

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He was honored and condemned, respected and despised—yet, for all the vilification, he was a patriot who for better or worse, built the FBI into a professional crime-fighting organization unmatched anywhere in the world.

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In point of fact, the mass vilification of the league, which peaked a month ago, burned out as quickly as it ignited.

I wonder, too, whether The Feminine Mystique played into the emerging vilification of poor African-American women at the time.

Instead, they have unleashed a storm of nit-picking and vilification.

The good news for Canada is that these acts of vilification have been met with resounding criticism from political leaders.

Matthew Dowd, a former strategist for George W. Bush, said the GOP “wants passion and wants the vilification of the president.”

Foreigners who attempted personal vilification found him ready to meet them with their own weapons.

Evidently Milton can cull words of extreme disparagement and vilification as well as words of unapproachable poetic beauty.

Vilification tore at the other's lips, until friend and enemy marveled at what Steve took in silence.

So vile was their language and conduct that "comedy" came to signify abuse and vilification.

Campaigns of vilification, corruption and false pretence have lost their usefulness.

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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vilification, such as: aspersion, calumniation, calumny, defamation, denigration, and detraction.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.