What is another word for Vilifying?

Pronunciation: [vˈɪlɪfˌa͡ɪɪŋ] (IPA)

Vilifying means to criticize or speak ill of someone in a harsh or insulting way. It's a negative action that can harm reputations and damage relationships. Synonyms for vilifying include defaming, slandering, disparaging, maligning, and belittling. Each of these words carries a similar meaning, but may have minor differences in connotation. Defaming implies falsely accusing someone of wrong-doing, while slandering often implies spreading damaging rumors. Disparaging suggests criticizing and insulting someone's character or abilities. Maligning implies deliberately trying to harm someone's reputation. Belittling suggests making someone feel insignificant or unimportant. In any case, vilifying someone is never constructive and should be avoided.

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What are the hypernyms for Vilifying?

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Usage examples for Vilifying

Cobbett never loses an opportunity of Vilifying the parsons and expressing his hatred of the Established Church; and yet, albeit a Protestant, he invariably softens down when he refers to the Roman Catholic faith and appears quite capable of seeing the good that is in it.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
It was not the Vilifying phrase, but the hint that preceded it, which caused her to start to her feet, and stand for some time gasping with suspended breath.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid
And in the event Musk took it better than his wife had dared to hope, merely Vilifying quick and dead with renewed rancour, and grimly undertaking that the incident should not occur again.
E. W. Hornung

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