VILE, a. [L. vilis. Gr.]

1. Base; mean; worthless; despicable.

The inhabitants account gold a vile thing.

A man in vile raiment. James 2.

Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed as vile in your sight? Job. 18.

2. Morally base or impure; sinful; depraved by sin; wicked; hateful in the sight of God and of good men. The sons of Eli made themselves vile. 1Sam. 3.

Behold I am vile; what shall I answer? Job 40.