Pronunciation: (vīl),[key] —adj.,vil•er, vil•est. 1. wretchedly bad: a vile humor. 2. highly offensive, unpleasant, or objectionable: vile slander. 3. repulsive or disgusting, as to the senses or feelings: a vile odor. 4. morally debased, depraved, or despicable: vile deeds. 5. foul; filthy: vile language. 6. poor; wretched: vile workmanship. 7. of mean or low condition: a vile beggar. 8. menial; lowly: vile tasks. 9. degraded; ignominious: vile servitude. 10. of little value or account; paltry: a vile recompense.