from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wicked or evil person; a scoundrel.
- n. A dramatic or fictional character who is typically at odds with the hero.
- n. Variant of villein.
- n. Something said to be the cause of particular trouble or an evil: poverty, the villain in the increase of crime.
- n. Obsolete A peasant regarded as vile and brutish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. this sense?) (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A vile, wicked person.
- n. The bad person in a work of fiction; often the main antagonist of the hero.
- n. Archaic form of villein.
- v. To debase; to degrade.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who holds lands by a base, or servile, tenure, or in villenage; a feudal tenant of the lowest class, a bondman or servant.
- n. A baseborn or clownish person; a boor.
- n. A vile, wicked person; a man extremely depraved, and capable or guilty of great crimes; a deliberate scoundrel; a knave; a rascal; a scamp.
- adj. Villainous.
- transitive v. To debase; to degrade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the lowest class of unfree persons during the prevalence of the feudal system; a feudal serf.
- n. Hence An ignoble or base-born person generally; a boor, peasant, or clown.
- n. 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.
- To debase; degrade; villainize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
- n. a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
Their main villain is a criminal who was teleported with them and thus has the same powers as them.
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.
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.
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'
The term villain stems from Roman times and was used to describe someone who worked the land but was without honour.
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.
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.”