What does the word villainous mean?

Usage examples for villainous

  1. Thou hast said thy message, which is the most insolent and villainous that ever man heard sent to any king: now hear my reply. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  2. His suspicions now thoroughly aroused, de Sigognac continued his watch, and in about half an hour came yet another- a fierce, villainous looking fellow, and fully armed, as every one of his predecessors had been also. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier