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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 for "villain":

    scoundrel, bandit, naughty, bad, traitor, rascal

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How to use villain in a sentence?

  1. Tariq Mir:

    Had I got that role, it would have benefited me, i'd not done any villain's role till then and it was also a bigger role. It would have given me more work and publicity.

  2. 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.

  3. Michael Cohen:

    I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone's defense strategy, i am not a villain of this story and I will not allow others to try to depict me that way.

  4. Mark McGrath:

    It’s Omarosa time! Time to talk about her stint in the White House. But, you always have to remember, this is Omarosa, a world-class realty TV villain, is it true? Is it game? Is it her story? Is it the real story? It’s Omarosa’s world, and I’m just living in it.

  5. Kristin Davis:

    I think they were framing things in a way to Roger Stone as a villain to the jury.

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