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Synonyms for villain
ˈvɪl ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. villain, scoundrel(noun)

    a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

    baddie, scoundrel

  2. villain, baddie(noun)

    the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction

    baddie, scoundrel


  1. villain(noun)

    scamp, cad, knave, bad guy, rascal

  2. villain(noun)

    A vile, wicked person.

    cad, bad guy, knave, rascal, scamp

  3. villain(noun)

    The bad person in a work of fiction; often the main antagonist of the hero.

    knave, rascal, bad guy, cad, scamp

  4. villain(noun)

    A villain was in a low level of medieval serfdom. A cotter may have been lower.

    bad guy, knave, cad, scamp, rascal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. villain

    scoundrel, ruffian, wretch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. villain(n.)

    rascal, knave, scoundrel, rogue, scamp, reprobate, scapegrace, miscreant, caitiff, vile wretch

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. villain(n)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    scoundrel, bandit, naughty, bad, traitor, rascal

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How to use villain in a sentence?

  1. Angela Meadows:

    Public health messages and the 'War on Obesity' aren't helping because they frame the fat individual as the villain, and media representations of fat people are almost entirely negative.

  2. Steve Bannon:

    Today in modern pop culture, you know they call Ted Cruz the Joe McCarthy -- if you want to think of who devils are it's Ronald Reagan and those who name-names at the House Un-American Activities, the Hollywood Ten are heroes right? alger Hiss is a hero, right? Richard Nixon's a villain? Joe McCarthy is a villain. Your book makes very plain that these guys were right. The place was infested with either traitors that were on the direct payroll of Soviet military intelligence or fellow-travelers who were kind of compliant in helping these guys get along. I mean, there's absolutely no question of it. How has pop culture so changed it that white is black and black is white?

  3. Terrell Suggs:

    You’re naturally the villain when you go into an opponent’s stadium, anyway, you might as well not shy away from it. You might as well bask in it and enjoy it. I’m not supposed to be the opponent’s favorite player. You’re not supposed to like me. I don’t play for you. I represent Ravens Nation. I just enjoy it.

  4. Proverb:

    A good man in an evil society seems the greatest villain of all

  5. Amy Winehouse:

    What they have tried to do was to make a film which is a Hollywood blockbuster. They have forgotten it is a documentary, there is a villain, me ... and there's the heroine who dies at the end ... My overall feeling is of grave disappointment.

Translations for villain

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  • الوغدArabic
  • záporný hrdina, padouchCzech
  • skurk, slyngelDanish
  • Bösewicht, Oberböse, Gauner, SchurkeGerman
  • αχρείος, κακός, παλιάνθρωπος, κάθαρμαGreek
  • villanoSpanish
  • تبه کار, رعيتPersian
  • roisto, kelmi, konna, lurjusFinnish
  • vilain, scélérat, paysan, méchantFrench
  • bithiúnachIrish
  • खलनायकHindi
  • gonosz, gazemberHungarian
  • penjahatIndonesian
  • farabutto, cattivo, mascalzone, scellerato, servo feudale, furfante, criminale, vassallo, canagliaItalian
  • נבלHebrew
  • 悪漢, 悪党, 悪人, 悪役Japanese
  • ಪೋಕರಿ, ಹೋಕ, ಪೋಕKannada
  • злобник, никаквец, негативецMacedonian
  • കുറുക്കൻ, ചതിയൻ, വഞ്ചകൻMalayalam
  • slechterik, schurkDutch
  • ájígaléidiiNavajo, Navaho
  • czarny charakter, złoczyńca, łajdak, łotrPolish
  • vilão, patife, salafrárioPortuguese
  • iobag, spirit rău, șerb, răufăcător, vecin, mișel, viclean, ticălosRomanian
  • вассал, мерзавец, подлец, негодяй, злодейRussian
  • негативац, zlobnik, злобник, negativacSerbo-Croatian
  • bov, skurkSwedish
  • mhalifuSwahili
  • nhân vật phản diệnVietnamese
  • 惡棍Chinese

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