Definition of villainous in English:

villainous

Line breaks: vil¦lain|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪlənəs
 
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adjective

  • 2 informal Extremely bad or unpleasant: a villainous smell
    More example sentences
    • Victor, a tall wiry man with beady eyes and a villainous curly black goatee, announced calmly, unsmiling.
    • Owen backed up a step as Solstice rubbed up against him, indulging in a villainous grin.
    • He shot Janine a villainous grin as he pulled the car from his parking spot, she gave him an unamused look, but it became a playful grin seconds later.

Derivatives

villainously

adverb
[as submodifier]: these chairs are villainously uncomfortable
More example sentences
  • Recent provocative and hooliganistic statements have villainously slandered our nation and threatened the joyful happiness of our people.
  • ‘Now,’ He grinned villainously, ‘You're going to do anything and everything that I want.’
  • We are simply enclosed in a media-dominated world of signs, villainously generated by capitalism to synthesize our desires, which only really refer to one another within an entrapping chain of ideas.

villainousness

noun
More example sentences
  • For some of us he was the main reason for tuning in - a fact not lost on casting directors who appreciate that Rickman's own brand of dark villainousness attracts more than a few female fans.
  • The story remains, as Thackeray subtitled it, one ‘Without a Hero,’ but by removing the very villainousness of his villain, Nair also removes any reason for us to be interested in her.
  • Their villainousness is so striking that the reader of the plays cannot help contemplating the dark side of human nature and exploring the motives of their evil behavior.

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