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Wordnet 3.0


1. morally reprehensible;
- Example: "would do something as despicable as murder"
- Example: "ugly crimes"
- Example: "the vile development of slavery appalled them"
- Example: "a slimy little liar"
[syn: despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched]

2. causing or able to cause nausea;
- Example: "a nauseating smell"
- Example: "nauseous offal"
- Example: "a sickening stench"
[syn: nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vile \Vile\ (v[imac]l), a. [Comp. Viler (v[imac]l"[~e]r); superl. Vilest.] [OE. vil, F. vil, from L. vilis cheap, worthless, vile, base.] [1913 Webster] 1. Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable. [1913 Webster] A poor man in vile raiment. --James ii. 2. [1913 Webster] The craft either of fishing, which was Peter's, or of making tents, which was Paul's, were [was] more vile than the science of physic. --Ridley. [1913 Webster] The inhabitants account gold but as a vile thing. --Abp. Abbot. [1913 Webster] 2. Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad. "Such vile base practices." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee ? --Job xl. 4. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Base. [1913 Webster] -- Vile"ly, adv. -- Vile"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vile adj 1: morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar" [syn: despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched] 2: causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench" [syn: nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

288 Moby Thesaurus words for "vile": Fescennine, Rabelaisian, abhorrent, abject, abominable, abusive, amoral, arrant, atrocious, awful, bad, bad-smelling, barfy, base, base-minded, bawdy, beastly, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, black, blackguardly, blamable, blameworthy, blasphemous, blue, brackish, brutal, calumniatory, calumnious, cheap, cheesy, cloying, coarse, comminatory, common, contemptible, contumelious, corrupt, corrupted, crappy, criminal, crude, crummy, cursing, damnable, damnatory, dark, debased, debauched, degenerate, degraded, degrading, denunciatory, deplorable, depraved, despicable, detestable, dire, dirty, disgraceful, disgusting, dreadful, dysphemistic, egregious, enormous, epithetic, evil, excommunicative, excommunicatory, execrable, execratory, fecal, feculent, fetid, fiendish, filthy, flagitious, flagrant, flyblown, forbidding, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, foul-tongued, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, fulminatory, fulsome, funky, fusty, gamy, gaudy, gimcracky, gloppy, grave, graveolent, grievous, gross, gunky, hateful, heinous, hellish, high, horrible, horrid, icky, ignoble, ignominious, ill-smelling, immoral, imprecatory, improper, impure, infamous, iniquitous, ithyphallic, knavish, lamentable, lewd, little, loathsome, lousy, low, low-down, low-minded, lumpen, lurid, maggoty, maledictory, malodorous, mangy, mawkish, mean, measly, mephitic, meretricious, miasmal, miasmic, mildewed, mildewy, miserable, moldy, monstrous, mucky, musty, nasty, naughty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, nefarious, nidorous, noisome, notorious, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, odorous, offensive, olid, ordurous, outrageous, overripe, paltry, pathetic, peccant, perverted, petty, pitiable, pitiful, poisonous, poky, poor, pornographic, profane, puky, putrid, rancid, rank, rascally, raunchy, raw, reasty, reasy, rebarbative, recreant, reechy, reeking, reeky, regrettable, repellent, reprehensible, reprobate, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, ribald, risque, roguish, rotten, rubbishy, sad, salacious, scabby, scampish, scandalous, scatologic, schlock, scoundrelly, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurfy, scurrile, scurrilous, scurvy, scuzzy, servile, shabby, shameful, shameless, shitty, shocking, shoddy, sickening, sinful, slabby, slimy, sloppy, sloshy, sludgy, slushy, small, smellful, smelling, smelly, smoking-room, smutty, sordid, sorry, spoiled, sposhy, squalid, stenchy, stinking, strong, stuffy, sulfurous, sultry, terrible, too bad, trashy, trumpery, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, ugly, unchaste, unclean, unforgivable, unmentionable, unpardonable, unprintable, unrepeatable, unspeakable, unworthy, valueless, vicious, villainous, vituperative, vomity, vulgar, weevily, wicked, woeful, wormy, worst, worthless, wretched, wrong, yecchy, yucky
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