- of, like, or characteristic of a villain; evil; wicked
- very bad, disagreeable, or objectionable
- villainously adverb
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- a. Appropriate to a villain, as in wickedness or depravity: a villainous plot.b. Being or manifesting the nature of a villain: a villainous band of thieves.
- Highly undesirable or offensive; obnoxious.
- vilˈlain·ous·ly adverb
- vilˈlain·ous·ness noun