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Friday word: Vilipend

Vilipend, v. [vil-uh-pend]:

1. to regard or treat as of little value or account.

2. to vilify; depreciate.

Examples:

... instead of imitating the retired and monastic manner of his brother deceased, he became a gay visitor, and such a reveller, that in process of time he was observed to vilipend the modest fare which had at first been esteemed a banquet by his hungry appetite, and thereby highly displeased my wife ... Sir Walter Scott, Count Robert of Paris, 1832
I would not willingly vilipend any Christian, if, peradventure, he deserveth that epithet. Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, 1771

Etymology:

Vilipend derives from the Latin terms vīlis meaning "cheap" and pendere meaning "to consider." It entered English in the 1400s.

(Source: dictionary.com word of the day for 08/30/2016)

Tags: latin, v, verb, wordsmith: med_cat
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