Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: villainous
IPA transcription: [v'ɪlənəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: nefarious, villainous
    Meaning: extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
Usage examples
  • "You wretch!" said I, catching my breath--"you--you--you villainous old hag!"
  • In the early part of the present century, William Cobbett, in his delightful book, "Rural Rides," speaking of the heathy headlands and vast hollow of Hindhead, in Surrey, calls it "certainly the most villainous spot God ever made."