- Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable."A poor man in vile raiment." [James ii. 2.]"The craft either of fishing, which was Peter's, or of making tents, which was Paul's, were [was] more vile than the science of physic." [Ridley.]"The inhabitants account gold but as a vile thing." [Abp. Abbot.]
- Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad."Such vilebase practices." [Shak.]"Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee ?" [Job xl. 4.]synonyms: See Base.
Etymology: OE. vil, F. vil, from L. vilis cheap, worthless, vile, base