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villainous

adjective vil·lain·ous \-lə-nəs\

: very bad or evil

Full Definition of VILLAINOUS

1
a :  befitting a villain (as in evil or depraved character) <a villainous attack>
b :  being or having the character of a villain :  depraved <the villainous foe>
2
:  highly objectionable :  wretched
vil·lain·ous·ly adverb
vil·lain·ous·ness noun

Examples of VILLAINOUS

  1. <villainous behavior that made him one of the most notorious figures in history and gave rise to the legend of Dracula>

First Known Use of VILLAINOUS

14th century

Related to VILLAINOUS

Synonyms
black, dark, evil, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, rotten, sinful, unethical, unlawful, unrighteous, unsavory, vicious, vile, bad, wicked, wrong
Antonyms
decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, just, moral, right, righteous, sublime, upright, virtuous
See Synonym Discussion at vicious

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