Character and Villainy


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Character noun – Conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong.
Usage example: we need more people of sound character in public office

Villainy is an antonym for character.
Nearby Words: characteristic, characterize, characterless, characterization, characterized
Antonyms for Character


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Villainy noun – That which is morally unacceptable.
Character is an antonym for villainy.
Nearby Words: villain, villainous
Antonyms for Villainy
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How words are described

common common character common villainy
true true character true villainy
actual actual character actual villainy
real real character real villainy
Other adjectives: evil, black, major, comic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Then, in Spider-Man, the third character to adopt the Green Goblin identity was Bart Hamilton, originally the therapist for Norman Osborn's son Harry and took over Harry's villainy.
  • Literature / Rising Sun Adaptational Villainy: Bob Richmond, who was just a minor character in the novel, is revealed to be the murderer in this movie.
  • But eventually, after being slowly driven into villainy, our main character murders the only father figure in his life and ends up all alone - until his monstrous "friend" turns on him and kills him too.
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Antonyms for character
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