vile, vild (adj.) Old form(s): vilde
degrading, ignominious, worthless
1H4 III.ii.87[King Henry to Prince Hal] thou hast lost thy princely privilege / With vile participation
1H6 V.iii.112[Margaret to Suffolk] To be a queen in bondage is more vile / Than is a slave in base servility
KL III.ii.71[Lear to disguised Kent] The art of our necessities ... can make vile things precious
KL III.iv.138[Gloucester to Lear] Our flesh and blood ... is grown so vile
LLL IV.iii.274[Dumaine to Berowne, of Rosaline] I never knew man hold vile stuff so dear
MV II.iv.6[Solanio to all, of arranging torchbearers] 'Tis vile, unless it may be quaintly ordered
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