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VILLAIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does villain mean? 

VILLAIN (noun)
  The noun VILLAIN has 2 senses:

1. a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
2. the principle bad character in a film or work of fiction

  Familiarity information: VILLAIN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VILLAIN (noun)


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Meaning:

A wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

scoundrel; villain

Hypernyms ("villain" is a kind of...):

persona non grata; unwelcome person (a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "villain"):

blackguard; bounder; cad; dog; heel; hound (someone who is morally reprehensible)

gallows bird (a person who deserves to be hanged)

knave; rapscallion; rascal; rogue; scalawag; scallywag; varlet (a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel)

villainess (a woman villain)


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Meaning:

The principle bad character in a film or work of fiction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

baddie; villain

Hypernyms ("villain" is a kind of...):

character; part; persona; role; theatrical role (an actor's portrayal of someone in a play)


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