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 for villainous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Villainous \Vil"lain*ous\, a. [Written also villanous.]
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     1. Base; vile; mean; depraved; as, a villainous person or
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     2. Proceeding from, or showing, extreme depravity; suited to
        a villain; as, a villainous action.
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     3. Sorry; mean; mischievous; -- in a familiar sense. "A
        villainous trick of thine eye." --Shak.
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     Villainous judgment (O. E. Law), a judgment that casts
        reproach on the guilty person.
        [1913 Webster] --- Vil"lain*ous*ly, adv.
        Vil"lain*ous*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous
             plot"; "a villainous band of thieves" [syn: nefarious,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "villainous":
     abandoned, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, bad, base,
     beastly, beneath contempt, bent, black, blackguardly, blamable,
     blameworthy, brutal, contemptible, contrary, corrupt, criminal,
     crooked, damnable, dark, debased, degenerate, degraded, deplorable,
     despicable, detestable, dire, disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest,
     dissolute, dreadful, egregious, enormous, evil, execrable,
     faithless, felonious, fetid, filthy, flagitious, flagrant, foul,
     fulsome, grievous, gross, hateful, heinous, horrible, horrid,
     improper, infamous, iniquitous, knavish, lamentable, loathsome,
     lousy, low, miscreant, monstrous, murderous, nasty, naughty,
     nefarious, noisome, notorious, objectionable, obnoxious, odious,
     offensive, outrageous, peccant, perfidious, perverse, perverted,
     pitiable, pitiful, profligate, putrid, rank, rascally, recreant,
     regrettable, reprehensible, reprobate, repulsive, roguish, rotten,
     sad, scampish, scandalous, schlock, scoundrelly, scurvy, shabby,
     shameful, shocking, shoddy, sinful, sordid, squalid, terrible,
     too bad, traitorous, treacherous, unclean, unforgivable,
     unpardonable, unscrupulous, unspeakable, unworthy, vicious, vile,
     wicked, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched, wrong

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