Synonyms of villainous in English:


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1‘Captain Mason led the villainous attack on the sleeping village’


wicked, evil, iniquitous, sinful, nefarious, vile, foul, monstrous, shocking, outrageous, atrocious, abominable, reprehensible, hateful, detestable, despicable, odious, contemptible, horrible, heinous, execrable, diabolical, diabolic, fiendish, vicious, murderous, barbarous, black, dark, rotten

criminal, illicit, unlawful, illegal, illegitimate, lawless, felonious, indictable, transgressing, wrong, immoral, corrupt, degenerate, reprobate, sordid, depraved, dissolute, bad, base, dishonourable, dishonest, unscrupulous, unprincipled, underhand, roguish

informal crooked, bent, warped, low-down, stinking, dirty, shady, rascally, scoundrelly

British informal beastly, not cricket


archaic dastardly

rare egregious, flagitious


good, virtuous