Examples of villain in a Sentence
He plays the villain in most of his movies.
She describes her first husband as a villain who treated her terribly.
Don't try to make me the villain. It's your own fault that you're having these problems.
Recent Examples of villain from the Web
After keeping Uber A's identity secret for two years—from both fans and her very own costars—Troian Bellisario (Spencer, Alex) opens up about being the show's infamous, albeit anonymous, villain.
My favorite villain was The Riddler played by Frank Gorshin.
Nyqvist had a wide range as an actor, belonging to the Royal Dramatic Theater in Sweden and playing everything from villains to leading men in romantic comedies.
His campaign routinely criticized Goldman Sachs and its ties to Hillary Clinton, even using it as a villain in a political ad that included video of the bank’s chairman and CEO. _
In that book, Harry keeps on thinking that Snape and Draco are villains.
His campaign routinely criticized Goldman Sachs and its ties to Hillary Clinton, even using it as a villain in a political ad that included video of the bank's chairman and CEO.
Schumacher’s plans for Batman Unchained, which would feature villains like The Scarecrow and Harley Quinn, were cancelled.
In the ring, everything’s very black and white, there’s a hero and a villain, and our show really plays with the juxtaposition of that reality in the ring versus the reality of these women’s lives outside the ring, which is all shades of gray.
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Origin and Etymology of villain
Middle English vilain, vilein, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin villanus, from Latin villa
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
VILLAIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of villain for English Language Learners
: a character in a story, movie, etc., who does bad things
: a person who does bad things
: someone or something that is blamed for a particular problem or difficulty
VILLAIN Defined for Kids
Definition of villain for Students
1 : a wicked person
2 : a character in a story or play who opposes the hero or heroine
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