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villainous

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈvɪl.ə.nəs/ us  
A villainous person or an action is evil: a villainous dictator
villainy
noun [U] uk   /-ni/ us  
Translations of “villainous”
in Korean 악랄한…
in Arabic شِرّير…
in Portuguese vil, desprezível…
in Catalan malvat, pervers…
in Japanese 極悪非道の, 悪党の…
in Italian scellerato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 邪惡的, 極壞的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 邪恶的, 极坏的…
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