from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A wicked or evil person; a scoundrel.
- noun A dramatic or fictional character who is typically at odds with the hero.
- noun Something said to be the cause of particular trouble or an evil.
- noun Obsolete A peasant regarded as vile and brutish.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To debase; degrade; villainize.
- noun A member of the lowest class of unfree persons during the prevalence of the feudal system; a feudal serf.
- noun Hence An ignoble or base-born person generally; a boor, peasant, or clown.
- noun A man of ignoble or base character; especially, one who is guilty or capable of gross wickedness; a scoundrel; a knave; a rascal; a rogue: often used humorously in affectionate or jocose reproach.
- Of or pertaining to, or consisting of, villains or serfs.
- Characteristic of or befitting a villain or slave; servile; base; villainous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective rare Villainous.
- transitive verb obsolete To debase; to degrade.
- noun (Feudal Law) One who holds lands by a base, or servile, tenure, or in villenage; a feudal tenant of the lowest class, a bondman or servant.
- noun rare A baseborn or clownish person; a boor.
- noun A vile, wicked person; a man extremely depraved, and capable or guilty of great crimes; a deliberate scoundrel; a knave; a rascal; a scamp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun this sense?) (The addition of
quotationsindicative of this usage is being sought): A vile, wickedperson.
- noun The bad person in a work of fiction; often the main antagonist of the
- noun Archaic form of
- verb obsolete, transitive To
debase; to degrade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
- noun a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Their main villain is a criminal who was teleported with them and thus has the same powers as them.
The main villain is the trickster Coyote in Southwestern Native American (and Norse) myths, and other supernatural characters come from Native American legends.
By the end, it seems to be revealed that their main villain is this weird-looking nekomimi guy with a not-so-good fashion sense.
Jensen Ackles brings a suitable cocky menace to the title villain, but he too sounds a bit like a Will Friedle, who played a protege of the elder Bruce Wayne in the futuristic Batman Beyond.
These circumstances combined to attach to the term villain ideas of crime and guilt, in so forcible a manner that the application of the epithet even to those to whom it legally belonged became an affront, and was abstained from whenever no affront was intended.
Kevin Spacey lets his mean streak run wild in 'Richard III' at BAM Alastair Muir/AP Kevin Spacey as the title villain in Shakespeare's 'Richard III'
NO '' (1962): Sean Connery's first screen outing as James Bond pits novelist Ian Fleming's superspy against the title villain (Joseph Wiseman), who is interfering with rocket launches.
The term villain stems from Roman times and was used to describe someone who worked the land but was without honour.
I love how you forgot that Ozzy being a villain is a spoiler.
“After years of taking my sons to the movies and having them leave the theatre with the villain as their favorite character, we decided to make a movie where the villain is the protagonist.”