villainous


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vil·lain·ous

 (vĭl′ə-nəs)
adj.
1.
a. Being or behaving like a villain: a villainous warlord.
b. Appropriate to or characteristic of a villain: a villainous plot to kidnap the princess.
2. Highly unpleasant or annoying: villainous mosquitoes.

vil′lain·ous·ly adv.
vil′lain·ous·ness n.

villainous

(ˈvɪlənəs)
adj
1. of, like, or appropriate to a villain
2. very bad or disagreeable: a villainous climate.
ˈvillainously adv
ˈvillainousness n

vil•lain•ous

(ˈvɪl 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.
[1300–50]
vil′lain•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.villainous - extremely wickedvillainous - extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice

villainous

villainous

adjective
Utterly reprehensible in nature or behavior:
Translations
نَذْل، خَسيس
podlý
illa innrættur

villainous

[ˈvɪlənəs] ADJ (= evil) → malvado, vil; (= very bad) → malísimo, horrible
he was a villainous-looking characterera un tipo de mala catadura (frm), era un tipo de aspecto malvado

villainous

[ˈvɪlənəs] adj (= evil) → sans scrupules

villainous

adj
böse; deedniederträchtig, gemein; a villainous faceein Verbrechergesicht nt
(inf: = bad) → scheußlich

villainous

[ˈvɪlənəs] adjscellerato/a, infame

villain

(ˈvilən) noun
a person who is wicked or of very bad character. the villain of the play/story.
ˈvillainous adjective
ˈvillainyplural ˈvillainies noun
(an instance of) wickedness. His villainy was well known.
References in classic literature ?
No service was too humble for him to perform in the aid of the South, no adventure to perilous for him to undertake if consistent with the character of a civilian who was at heart a soldier, and who in good faith and without too much qualification assented to at least a part of the frankly villainous dictum that all is fair in love and war.
There were ten men, swarthy, sun-tanned, villainous looking fellows.
I can't express what followed it save by saying that the silence itself-- which was indeed in a manner an attestation of my strength-- became the element into which I saw the figure disappear; in which I definitely saw it turn as I might have seen the low wretch to which it had once belonged turn on receipt of an order, and pass, with my eyes on the villainous back that no hunch could have more disfigured, straight down the staircase and into the darkness in which the next bend was lost.
Above the chimney were sundry villainous old guns, and a couple of horse-pistols: and, by way of ornament, three gaudily-painted canisters disposed along its ledge.
Colette's foul walls and maculate table-linen, and even down to Colette's villainous casters, seemed like objects in a nightmare.
Long-winded treatises on the Buffy and Boodle question, showing how Buffy is immaculate and Boodle villainous, and how the country is lost by being all Boodle and no Buffy, or saved by being all Buffy and no Boodle (it must be one of the two, and cannot be anything else), are the staple of her reading.
In another case I might think it rash, but I believe in your Harold, and I can see that he has had villainous treatment.
The old woman I mentioned, ma'am,' said Bounderby, cutting the matter short, as it was nothing to boast about, 'is not laid hold of; but, she may take her oath she will be, if that is any satisfaction to her villainous old mind.
Beyond that end of our establishment which was furthest from the street, was a deserted garden, pathless, and thickly grown with the bloomy and villainous "jimpson" weed and its common friend the stately sunflower.
Hereupon, a choleric gentleman, who had taken the fourth place on that seat, flew into a most violent passion, and said that it was a breach of contract to mix him up with such villainous company, and that it was poisonous and pernicious and infamous and shameful, and I don't know what else.
The captain glared at him for a while, flapped his hand again, glared still harder, and at last broke out with a villainous, low oath, "Silence, there, between decks
Far off, the lofty jet of the whale might be seen, and nearer at hand the prowling shark, that villainous footpad of the seas, would come skulking along, and, at a wary distance, regard us with his evil eye.