Devil and Villain


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Devil noun – A mean, evil, or unprincipled person.
Usage example: he's a devil to everyone he does business with

Villain is a synonym for devil in person topic. In some cases you can use "Villain" instead the word "Devil" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like rogue, brute, fiend, demon. popular alternative
Nearby Words: devious, devilish, devilry, devilment, devilishly
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Villain noun – A mean, evil, or unprincipled person.
Usage example: only a heartless villain would kidnap a baby for ransom

Devil is a synonym for villain in person topic. You can use "Devil" instead the word "Villain" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as rogue, fiend, evil person. popular alternative
Nearby Words: villainous, villainy
Synonyms for Villain

How words are described

old old devil old villain
good good devil good villain
female female devil female villain
typical typical devil typical villain
Other adjectives: current, standard, original, true, single, poor, powerful, actual, real, male, big, former, greater, primary, titular, previous, eponymous, stereotypical.

Both words in one sentence

  • In the Samurai Jack episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess", Prince Astor reacts to Aku destroying Chitron 6 by calling him a devil, a fiend, and a villain.
    Source: You Monster!
  • Theatre / Der Freischütz aka: Der Freischutz Fortunately, the devil's power cannot prevail against the powers of Good, and the bullet hits the villain, instead.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood While she isn't exactly a villain, Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada certainly isn't portrayed as a good or nice person.
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Villain or Devil. 2016. Accessed May 21, 2022.

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