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villain

vil·lain

villain

 
 
pronunciation:
vI ln
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an evil person; scoundrel.
The police haven't caught the villain who stole the car.
synonyms:
scoundrel
similar words:
creep, devil, louse, rascal, rat, reptile, rogue, snake
definition 2: such a person or creature in a story. Villains cause trouble for the hero or heroine.
The wolf is the villain in the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
synonyms:
antagonist
similar words:
enemy, foe, opponent
derivation: villainess (n.)
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