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Villain vs. Rogue

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Villainnoun

en A vile, wicked person.

Roguenoun

A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.

Villainnoun

An extremely depraved person, or one capable or guilty of great crimes.

Roguenoun

A mischievous scamp.

Villainnoun

A deliberate scoundrel.

Roguenoun

A vagrant.

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Villainnoun

The bad person in a work of fiction; often the main antagonist of the hero.

Roguenoun

(computing) Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.

Villainnoun

(poker) Any opponent player, especially a hypothetical player for example and didactic purposes. Compare: the current player.

‘Let's discuss how to play if you are the chip leader (that is, if you have more chips than all the villains).’;

Roguenoun

An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.

Villainnoun

archaic form of villein

Roguenoun

A plant that shows some undesirable variation.

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Villainverb

To debase; to degrade.

Roguenoun

(role-playing games) A character class focusing on stealthy conduct.

Villainnoun

One who holds lands by a base, or servile, tenure, or in villenage; a feudal tenant of the lowest class, a bondman or servant.

‘If any of my ansectors was a tenant, and a servant, and held his lands as a villain to his lord, his posterity also must do so, though accidentally they become noble.’;

Rogueadjective

(of an animal, especially an elephant) Vicious and solitary.

Villainnoun

A baseborn or clownish person; a boor.

‘Pour the blood of the villain in one basin, and the blood of the gentleman in another, what difference shall there be proved?’;

Rogueadjective

(by extension) Large, destructive and unpredictable.

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Villainnoun

A vile, wicked person; a man extremely depraved, and capable or guilty of great crimes; a deliberate scoundrel; a knave; a rascal; a scamp.

‘Like a villain with a smiling cheek.’; ‘Calm, thinking villains, whom no faith could fix.’;

Rogueadjective

(by extension) Deceitful, unprincipled.

Villainadjective

Villainous.

Rogueadjective

Mischievous, unpredictable.

Villainverb

To debase; to degrade.

Rogueverb

(horticulture) To cull; to destroy plants not meeting a required standard, especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.

Villainnoun

a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

Rogueverb

To cheat.

Villainnoun

the principle bad character in a film or work of fiction

Rogueverb

(obsolete) To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.

Villainnoun

(in a film, novel, or play) a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot

‘a pantomime villain’; ‘I have played more good guys than villains’;

Rogueverb

To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.

Villainnoun

a criminal

‘the armed villains run off into the night’; ‘some people have been tricked by villains with false identity cards’;

Roguenoun

A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.

Villainnoun

the person or thing responsible for specified problems, harm, or damage

‘the industrialized nations are the real environmental villains’;

Roguenoun

A deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat.

‘The rogue and fool by fits is fair and wise.’;

Villainnoun

variant spelling of villein

Roguenoun

One who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment.

‘Ah, you sweet little rogue, you!’;

Villain

A villain (also known as a or the feminine form is villainess) is a stock character, whether based on a historical narrative or one of literary fiction. Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines such a character as .

‘black hat’; ‘bad guy’; ‘a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot’;

Roguenoun

An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage.

Roguenoun

A worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety.

Rogueverb

To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.

Rogueverb

To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.

Rogueverb

To destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard).

Roguenoun

a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

Roguenoun

a dishonest or unprincipled man

‘you are a rogue and an embezzler’;

Roguenoun

a person whose behaviour one disapproves of but who is nonetheless likeable or attractive

‘Cenzo, you old rogue!’;

Roguenoun

an elephant or other large wild animal living apart from the herd and having savage or destructive tendencies

‘a rogue elephant’;

Roguenoun

a person or thing that behaves in an aberrant or unpredictable way, typically with damaging or dangerous effects

‘a rogue cop who took the law into his own hands’; ‘he hacked into data and ran rogue programs’;

Roguenoun

a seedling or plant deviating from the standard variety.

Rogueverb

remove inferior or defective plants or seedlings from (a crop)

‘the sowing has to be rogued to remove aberrant seedlings’;

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