1. the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions

the vileness of his language surprised us

Derivationally related forms: ↑wicked (for: ↑wickedness), ↑lousy (for: ↑lousiness), ↑vile, ↑slimy (for: ↑sliminess), ↑repulsive (for: ↑repulsiveness), ↑loathsome (for: ↑loathsomeness)
Hypernyms: ↑offensiveness, ↑odiousness, ↑distastefulness
2. the quality of being wicked
Syn: ↑nefariousness, ↑wickedness, ↑ugliness
Derivationally related forms: ↑ugly (for: ↑ugliness), ↑wicked (for: ↑wickedness), ↑nefarious (for: ↑nefariousness)
Hypernyms: ↑evil, ↑evilness
Hyponyms: ↑filthiness, ↑enormity

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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