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synonyms for villainous

  • nefarious
  • shady
  • vile
  • wicked
  • atrocious
  • bad
  • corrupt
  • crooked
  • cruel
  • culpable
  • deplorable
  • depraved
  • diabolical
  • dirty
  • evil
  • felonious
  • hateful
  • ignoble
  • illegal
  • illicit
  • immoral
  • iniquitous
  • knavish
  • lawless
  • low
  • mean
  • peccant
  • reprehensible
  • scandalous
  • sinful
  • unlawful
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antonyms for villainous

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  • good
  • honorable
  • nice
  • respectable
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How to use villainous in a sentence

In one example, Han was approached by a marketing team working with Capcom’s “Resident Evil Village,” a horror-focused shooter starring the villainous vampire Lady Dimitrescu.
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That failure becomes increasingly villainous when you know simple solutions like housing vouchers exist to reverse the most dire foundational crisis for poor Americans.
AMERICA COULD SOON FACE A WAVE OF SINGLE MOMS BEING EVICTED. A SIMPLE SOLUTION EXISTS THAT COULD HELP THEMLAUREN SANDLERMAY 28, 2021TIME
Villainy gets even more complicated as a concept when we consider that, historically, the “villain” in any given story is villainous not because of something they do but because of something they are.
WHY IT’S SO SATISFYING TO ROOT FOR DISNEY VILLAINSAJA ROMANOMAY 28, 2021VOX
It’s possible that a villainous Thunderbolts super-group could be in the works.
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Set after the events of Half-Life, but before Half-Life 2, Alyx follows protagonist Alyx Vance as she attempts to rescue her father and uncover the secret of the villainous Combine’s newest weapon.
I FINISHED HALF-LIFE: ALYX IN 12 HOURS AND CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT ITMATTHEW GAULTMARCH 23, 2020TIME
Upon a ship sailing along the shores of France were a man and his wife on their way to join a band of villainous people in India.
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He was concerned with the villainous intrigues of Cerizet, his copy-clerk, and with Theodose de la Peyrade, the tricky lawyer.
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Remembering what a scoundrel Garcia was, and what a villainous business Garcia had sent him upon, Coronado felt like smiling.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Coronado's first bullet knocked a villainous-looking tatterdemalion clean into the happy hunting grounds.
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Goaded to desperation by his villainous servant, Herbert Murray turned upon the traitor and hurled him down the gravel pit.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
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WORDS RELATED TO VILLAINOUS

  • awful
  • bad
  • barbaric
  • beastly
  • desperate
  • diabolical
  • fiendish
  • flagrant
  • godawful
  • grody
  • gross
  • hairy
  • heinous
  • lousy
  • monstrous
  • nefarious
  • rotten
  • scandalous
  • shocking
  • villainous
  • wicked
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