vile

Surely only an evil person could be so vile as to have made you so angry. Vile is something or someone so morally wrong or offensive as to be thoroughly disgusting.

Are you appalled by someone’s sordid, despicable, ugly and just generally awful behavior? Then it’s probably vile, too. One of those dramatic adjectives with many synonyms, the word vile is not only used to describe a person or an action that is morally reprehensible; it can describe a smell that is so bad as to be practically morally reprehensible — or something else that offends your senses enough to make you nauseous. Those three month old dirty gym socks? They’re vile!

Definitions of vile
  1. adjective
    morally reprehensible
    “the vile development of slavery appalled them”
    synonyms: despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, worthless, wretched
    evil
    morally bad or wrong
  2. adjective
    exceptionally bad or displeasing
    synonyms: abominable, abysmal, atrocious, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable
    bad
    having undesirable or negative qualities
  3. adjective
    causing or able to cause nausea
    synonyms: loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, offensive, queasy, sickening
    unwholesome
    detrimental to physical or moral well-being
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