Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Wicked; vile; atrocious.

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Usage examples "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", James Knowles.
  2. All this was occasioned by the cowardice of these villainous Cingalese, and upon my lecturing one fellow on his conduct he began to laugh. - "Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon", Samuel White Baker.
  3. 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", Theophile Gautier.