Definitions for villainousˈvɪl ə nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vil•lain•ousˈvɪl ə nəs(adj.)

  1. having a cruel, wicked, malicious nature or character.

  2. of, pertaining to, or befitting a villain.

  3. very objectionable or unpleasant.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nefarious, villainous(adj)

    extremely wicked

    "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"


  1. villainous(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or appropriate to a villain

  2. villainous(Adjective)

    obnoxious, offensive or reprehensible in nature or behaviour; nefarious

Webster Dictionary

  1. Villainous(adj)

    base; vile; mean; depraved; as, a villainous person or wretch

  2. Villainous(adj)

    proceeding from, or showing, extreme depravity; suited to a villain; as, a villainous action

  3. Villainous(adj)

    sorry; mean; mischievous; -- in a familiar sense

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