Definition for villain

noun as in evil person

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To begin with, there’s Ursula, a flamboyantly campy villain who lives to be over the top.

From Vox

He has avoided labeling any actual villains he would blame for San Diego’s problems.

Instead, Halliburton claims, health administrators treated him like a villain for calling.

For years, publishers have singled out the duopoly — Google and Facebook — as the industry’s mega villain characters, hoovering up the majority of the digital advertising pie and leaving behind just the crumbs for everyone else to play with.

From Digiday

China’s accelerating AI innovation deserves the world’s full attention, but it is unhelpful to reduce all the many developments into a simplistic narrative about China as a threat or a villain.

I could complain about how, two out of eight episodes in, Agent Carter is in no hurry to introduce its real villain.

When I play a villain, I always try to make sure they believe what they are doing is right.

I say a lot that in the story of racism in America nobody wants to be the villain.

Bill Cosby, it seems, can only be seen in two registers: sainted family man of a much-loved sitcom, or fallen, tarnished villain.

And if there was a villain on whom to pin this whole struggle—it would be our inner demons.

"So that is Jim Poindexter, the bloody villain," muttered the boy between his set teeth, and nervously fingering his revolver.

The villain Longcluse, and the whole fabric of his machinations, may be dashed in pieces by a word.

"You infernal villain, if you don't surrender, I'll blow your brains out," hissed his lordship.

That black-hearted villain, Hidayut Khan, wanted more than his share of plunder on many occasions, and was refused it.

But Sir G. Downing would not be answered so: though all the world takes notice of him for a most ungrateful villain for his pains.


On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to villain, such as: antihero, bad guy, baddie, baddy, criminal, and devil.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.