vile, vild (adj.) Old form(s): vilde , wilde
despicable, disgusting, abhorrent
1H6 V.iv.16[Richard to all, of Pucelle] This argues what her kind of life hath been, / Wicked and vile
AC V.ii.313[Charmian to herself, completing Cleopatra's 'What should I stay'] In this vile world? [F wilde]
AW II.i.174[Helena to King] Extended / With vildest torture let my life be ended
JC I.iii.111[Cassius to Casca] So vile a thing as Caesar [or: worthless]
KJ III.iv.138[Cardinal Pandulph to Lewis the Dauphin] he that stands upon a slippery place / Makes nice of no vile hold to stay him up [i.e. is not fussy about the means he uses]
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