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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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Noun1.villainousness - the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behaviorvillainousness - the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"


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Yet after Song has established the villainousness of this character, he goes back and blurs these seemingly clear distinctions again: in Song's and Gallimard's last dialogue, it becomes increasingly difficult to ascertain what Song's motives are.