Pronunciation: (vil'u-nus), [key]
1. having a cruel, wicked, malicious nature or character.
2. of, pertaining to, or befitting a villain: villainous treachery.
3. outrageously base, wicked, or vile: a villainous attack on his character.
4. very objectionable or unpleasant; bad; wretched: a villainous storm.
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