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  1. smear, vilification, malignmentnoun

    slanderous defamation

    malignment, revilement, smudge, slur, spot, smear, insult, cytosmear, cytologic smear, contumely, blot, stain, smirch, abuse, daub

  2. abuse, insult, revilement, contumely, vilificationnoun

    a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

    "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"

    smear, ill-treatment, malignment, contumely, insult, revilement, ill-usage, misuse, affront, maltreatment, abuse

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  1. List of paraphrases for "vilification":

    denigration, defamation, libel, slander

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  1. Ronald Lauder:

    This vilification of Israel, the only Jewish state on earth, quickly became an opportunity to attack Jews, much of this came from the Middle East, but it has found fertile ground throughout the world.

  2. Joe Lukaszek:

    But the Democrats passed legislation earlier in the year that is just a complete insult to law enforcement officers – a police reform bill that’s created even more of distrust between Democrat leaders in the state and the rank and file officers too, it’s not just the crime we’re seeing in Chicago, it’s the vilification of law enforcement by Democrat leaders in the state of Illinois, including the governor, the state’s attorney of Cook County and also the Democrat leaders in the legislature.

  3. Courtney Radsch:

    There's a campaign of vilification of the media by President Trump.

  4. Betsy Brantner Smith:

    This is again the misplaced vilification of American law enforcement, let's talk about New York specifically. I think we've learned by now that police are not the problem.

  5. Paula Radcliffe:

    The IAAF has come in for a lot of vilification but there are probably a lot of other sporting federations, particularly where its contact and a physical strength sport, who are really watching this, they want to see what it means for the future of female sport and also what it will do in terms of the whole transgender question.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. plaguey
    • B. pettish
    • C. agreeable
    • D. pestilent

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