1. villain

noun. ['ˈvɪlən'] a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately.


  • knave
  • gallows bird
  • dog
  • scallywag
  • scalawag
  • rascal
  • unwelcome person
  • varlet
  • villainess
  • hound
  • rogue
  • rapscallion
  • blackguard
  • heel
  • persona non grata
  • cad
  • bounder


  • break
  • outside
  • inside
  • middle

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Rhymes with Villain

  • penicillin
  • santillan
  • mcquillin
  • mcquillen
  • mcquillan
  • mcmillon
  • mcmillian
  • mcmillen
  • mcmillan
  • macmillan
  • gilfillan
  • mcgillen
  • bouillon
  • balilan
  • trilon
  • spillane
  • skillen
  • quillon
  • quillen
  • quillan
  • willen
  • philon
  • nylen
  • millon
  • millin
  • millen
  • millan
  • killen
  • kilen
  • hillen

How do you pronounce villain?

Pronounce villain as ˈvɪlən.

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How to spell villain? Is it villian? Or villan? Common misspellings are:

  • villian
  • villan

Sentences with villain

1. Noun, singular or mass
Try to figure out who the villain is while you enjoy your meal and the scenery.

Quotes about villain

1. So, I'm thinking of a name for a villain that has a sense of humor. I thought of 'The Joker' as a name, and as soon as I thought that, I associate it with the playing card, as my family had a tradition of champion playing; my brother was a contract champion bridge player. There were always cards around the house.
- Jerry Robinson

2. So once I thought of the villain with a sense of humor, I began to think of a name and the name "the Joker" immediately came to mind. There was the association with the Joker in the deck of cards, and I probably yelled literally, 'Eureka!' because I knew I had the name and the image at the same time.
- Jerry Robinson

3. People are much more complicated in real life, but my characters are as subtle and nuanced as I can make them. But if you say my characters are too black and white, you've missed the point. Villains are meant to be black-hearted in popular novels. If you say I have a grey-hearted villain, then I've failed.
- Ken Follett

2. villain

noun. ['ˈvɪlən'] the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction.


  • theatrical role
  • baddie
  • part
  • character
  • role


  • misconception
  • beginning
  • join
  • connect