from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Appropriate to a villain, as in wickedness or depravity: a villainous plot.
- adj. Being or manifesting the nature of a villain: a villainous band of thieves.
- adj. Highly undesirable or offensive; obnoxious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, relating to, or appropriate to a villain
- adj. obnoxious, offensive or reprehensible in nature or behaviour; nefarious
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Base; vile; mean; depraved.
- adj. Proceeding from, or showing, extreme depravity; suited to a villain.
- adj. Sorry; mean; mischievous; -- in a familiar sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, befitting, or having the character of a villain, in any sense; especially, very wicked or depraved; extremely vile.
- Proceeding from extreme wickedness or depravity: as, a villainous action.
- Of things, very bad; dreadful; mean; vile; wretched.
- In a vile manner or way; villainously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely wicked
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