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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vile \Vile\ (v[imac]l), a. [Comp. Viler (v[imac]l"[~e]r); superl. Vilest.] [OE. vil, F. vil, from L. vilis cheap, worthless, vile, base.] [1913 Webster] 1. Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable. [1913 Webster] A poor man in vile raiment. --James ii. 2. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The inhabitants account gold but as a vile thing. --Abp. Abbot. [1913 Webster] 2. Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad. "Such vile base practices." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee ? --Job xl. 4. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Base. [1913 Webster] -- Vile"ly, adv. -- Vile"ness, n. [1913 Webster]