Origin of villain
Related formssub·vil·lain, nounun·der·vil·lain, noun
Can be confusedvillain villein
Examples from the Web for villain
When I play a villain, I always try to make sure they believe what they are doing is right.
I say a lot that in the story of racism in America nobody wants to be the villain.
And if there was a villain on whom to pin this whole struggle—it would be our inner demons.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No matter what one thinks of him personally, though, clearly he is a victim here and not a villain.New York & New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines Are an Insane Overreaction|Kent Sepkowitz|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We had hoped that he would be compelling as a villain and he was very much, both the character and the actor.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’|Jason Lynch|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bring him away, Jug: yet the villain would not confess a word, till it was found about him.A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 12 (of 15)|Robert Dodsley
He was a strange little man, a nineteenth century villain in a sense.My Strangest Case|Guy Boothby
But, even if she had never spoken to me on the subject, I could not fend myself to the cruel plots of that villain.Willy Reilly|William Carleton
If she had not known he was a villain, she would have thought him very nice.Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds
The villain had turned 216 pounds over on a set of springs which shiveringly reported the man-quake in their midst.Cupid's Middleman|Edward B. Lent