Definitions

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  • adj. Obsolete spelling of villainous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See villainous, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See villainous, etc.

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Examples

  • Substantial, wholesome, and clean — though generated by a wet, helpless creature having no personal charms, and which, having passed the phase of life in which it enjoyed the gift of locomotion, has become a plant-like fixture to one spot — the gas mingles with other diffusions of the reef, recalling villanous salt-petre and sheepdips and brimstone and treacle to the stimulation of the mental faculties generally.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Substantial, wholesome, and clean -- though generated by a wet, helpless creature having no personal charms, and which, having passed the phase of life in which it enjoyed the gift of locomotion, has become a plant-like fixture to one spot -- the gas mingles with other diffusions of the reef, recalling villanous salt-petre and sheepdips and brimstone and treacle to the stimulation of the mental faculties generally.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Without a great public outrage at the "villanous" executives, the government buffoons would not have support for their socialist agenda, which is, frankly, to have government control all areas and aspects of the economy.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Next up, who do you think Universal should recruit to play the villanous Stretch Monster (see video below)?

    Taylor Lautner Cast As STRETCH ARMSTRONG – Collider.com

  • Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to play the villanous Dr. Hector Hammond.

    Mark Strong Currently In Talks to Play Sinestro in GREEN LANTERN – Collider.com

  • Iron Man/Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau gave us a little treat today … our first real glimpse of Mickey Rourke as the villanous Whiplash in Iron Man 2.

    Iron Man 2 – Whiplash Revealed! « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  • At such times I could see his villanous face plainly, and, when the sulphur from the matches irritated his lungs, between the raspy cough that followed and the clammy mud in which I was lying, I confess I shivered harder than ever.

    YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF

  • Barack Obama Nancy Pelosi, and Al Gore are perfect examples of such villanous people.

    Is the EPA playing office politics with greenhouse gases? - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Now this truly superb company complete the War Of The Roses history cycle with the play about the most villanous of Shakespeare's kings.

    This week's new theatre

  • The missed opportunity here among many is the Green Goblin and his gawdy suit completely ignored in favor of a rather inane sub-plot involving Christopher McDonald as the villanous youth-sucking Hourglass, a character comical in his theatrics, but is really nothing more than a flat gag that goes nowhere.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

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