villainously


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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.
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Translations

villainously

[ˈvɪlənəslɪ] ADVvilmente
villainously uglyfeísimo
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villainously

adv smilehämisch; he villainously murdered his brothersin seiner Niedertracht ermordete er seine Brüder
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One of their horses was stolen among the mountains by the Snake Indians; the other, they said, was carried off by Cass, who, according to their account, "villainously left them in their extremities." Certain dark doubts and surmises were afterwards circulated concerning the fate of that poor fellow, which, if true, showed to what a desperate state of famine his comrades had been reduced.
Prior studies examining the depiction of journalists in popular culture explain that even when journalists are depicted villainously, they are often faced with severe consequences and, often, stopped by other virtuous journalists (Ehrlich & Saltzman, 2015).
He wrote that while "it was denied Donlin had attacked a fan," he "had reason to retaliate because some chap insulted him villainously." (37)
Framing the question as, "Why do villains act villainously?" makes the answer obvious.
Nigeria is a country where a hero is painted villainously and ensconced in the valley of helplessness and despondency.
(15) All of the points I go on to make in what follows could equally well be made concerning a version of Three Options in which option (ii) involves the bystander turning the trolley onto the one who villainously launched it toward the five in the first place.
When Sugil's mother perceives the truth, she compares the missionary couple and their son who killed Sugil to jackals: "The old jackal's spade eagle's nose hung villainously over his upper lip, while the vixen's teats jutted out like the stomach of a snake that has just swallowed a demon, and the slippery wolf cub gleamed with poison like the head of a venomous snake that has just shed its skin" (Han 1994, 184).
Egan's depression and resultant marital discord deepen when missions turn from surveillance to air-to-ground attack, directed by the villainously unmodulated telephone voice of a CIA officer known only as "Langley" (Peter Coyote).
'It's not very flattering, is it?' she laughs, and we can't help but agree as we gaze down at the puppet's bulging nose and villainously arched eyebrows.
283), she was frequently criticized for "abominable" and "villainously bad" rhymes but also praised for "her perfect mastery over melody" (p.