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Villainous

Vil′lain-ous

,
Adj.
[Written also
villanous
.]
1.
Base; vile; mean; depraved;
as, a
villainous
person or wretch
.
2.
Proceeding from, or showing, extreme depravity; suited to a villain;
as, a
villainous
action
.
3.
Sorry; mean; mischievous; – in a familiar sense.
“A villainous trick of thine eye.”
Shak.
Villainous judgment
(O. E. Law)
,
a judgment that casts reproach on the guilty person.
–-
Vil′lain-ous-ly
,
adv.
Vil′lain-ous-ness
,
Noun.

Definition 2021


villainous

villainous

English

Adjective

villainous (comparative more villainous, superlative most villainous)

  1. of, relating to, or appropriate to a villain
  2. obnoxious, offensive or reprehensible in nature or behaviour; nefarious

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