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noun [countable] villain pronunciation in British English /ˈvɪlən/ 
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singularvillain
pluralvillains
  1. 1
    the main bad character in a story, play, film etc. The main good character is the hero or heroine

    He's just like the villain out of a James Bond film.

    1. a.
      an evil person, or a criminal

      The world's worst villains now have access to chemical weapons.

  2. 2
    someone who behaves in an immoral way, or something that is responsible for a bad situation

    The real villains are the companies that get their products made by low-paid workers.

    In the debate about global warming, coal-fired power stations are usually seen as the prime villains.

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