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villainous

vil·lain·ous

villainous

 
pronunciation:
vI l ns
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a villain; wicked or malicious.
She somehow escaped from this villainous man without being harmed.The evil man's face wore a villainous grin.
antonyms:
virtuous
similar words:
bad, evil, miscreant
definition 2: of or pertaining to that which is vile; objectionable or despicable.
He never repented for his villainous crime.
similar words:
despicable, heinous, reprehensible
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derivations: villainously (adv.), villainousness (n.)