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Meaning of VILLAINOUS

Pronunciation:  'vilunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
 

VILLAINOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: nefarious, wicked
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vil"lain*ous\, a. [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}, n.

 

 

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