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meanings of villain


  1. An extremely depraved person, or one capable or guilty of great crimes.
  2. In fiction, a character who has the role of being bad, especially antagonizing the hero.
  3. A deliberate scoundrel.
  4. Archaic form of villein.
  5. Any opponent player, especially a hypothetical player for example and didactic purposes. Compare: hero (“the current player").
  6. A vile, wicked person.


  1. To debase; to degrade.

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