Villain Definition

vĭlən
villains
noun
villains
A wicked or evil person; a scoundrel.
American Heritage
A dramatic or fictional character who is typically at odds with the hero.
American Heritage
A wicked or unprincipled character in a novel, play, etc., specif. the chief such character opposed to the protagonist.
Webster's New World
Someone or something regarded as the cause of a problem, difficulty, injustice, etc.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
heroinehero
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Other Word Forms of Villain

Noun

Singular:
villain
Plural:
villains

Origin of Villain

  • Middle English vilein feudal serf, person of coarse feelings from Old French from Vulgar Latin vīllānus feudal serf from Latin vīlla country house weik-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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