US: /ˈvɪɫən/
UK: /vˈɪlən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

villain /'vilən/
  • danh từ
    • côn đồ; kẻ hung ác
    • (đùa cợt) thằng bé tinh quái; thằng quỷ sứ con
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) người quê mùa thô kệch
    • (sử học) (như) villein

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 the main bad character in a story, play, etc: He often plays the part of the villain.
2 a wicked person: the heroes and villains of the 20th century
3 (BrE, informal) a criminal
Idioms: the villain of the piece (especially humorous) the person or thing that is responsible for all the trouble in a situation: It's hard to identify the real villain of the piece in this case.

Thesaurus dictionary

wretch, evil-doer, criminal, miscreant, blackguard, rogue, rascal, cad, scallywag or scalawag, malefactor, scoundrel, dog, cur, viper, reptile, snake in the grass, rat, Archaic rapscallion, Literary knave, caitiff, Colloq Brit bounder, blighter, Slang bastard, son of a bitch, Brit rotter, US SOB or s.o.b. (= 'son of a bitch'):
The villain of the film is a smooth-talking charmer who swindles old ladies out of their savings.

Collocation dictionary


He wore a black cloak, like a pantomime villain.


cast sb as
She seems to have cast me as the villain in her latest emotional upheaval.
| play
He has played villains in most of his films.
| catch, nail
The police still haven't nailed the villain.


the villain of the piece/story
He changed his story to make his wife appear the villain of the piece.

Concise English dictionary

+a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
+the principle bad character in a film or work of fiction