what is difference between baddie and villain
bad + -ie.
- IPA(key): /ˈbædi/
- Rhymes: -ædi
baddie (plural baddies)
- (informal) A person of bad character, especially in a work of fiction.
- Synonyms: antagonist, evildoer, villain
- Antonym: goodie
- villan (archaic)
Probably from Middle English villein, from Old French vilein (modern French vilain), in turn from Late Latin villanus, meaning serf or peasant, someone who is bound to the soil of a Latin villa, which is to say, worked on the equivalent of a plantation in late Antiquity, in Italy or Gaul. Doublet of villein.
- IPA(key): /ˈvɪl.ən/
- Rhymes: -ɪlən
villain (plural villains, feminine villainess)
- (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:) A vile, wicked person.
- An extremely depraved person, or one capable or guilty of great crimes.
- A deliberate scoundrel.
- In fiction, a character who has the role of being bad, especially antagonizing the hero.
- Synonyms: antagonist; see also Thesaurus:villain
- July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises
- As The Dark Knight Rises brings a close to Christopher Nolan’s staggeringly ambitious Batman trilogy, it’s worth remembering that director chose The Scarecrow as his first villain—not necessarily the most popular among the comic’s gallery of rogues, but the one who set the tone for entire series.
- (poker) Any opponent player, especially a hypothetical player for example and didactic purposes. Compare: hero (“the current player”).
- Archaic form of villein.
- See also Thesaurus:villain
- See also Thesaurus:troublemaker
- villainise / villainize
villain (third-person singular simple present villains, present participle villaining, simple past and past participle villained)
- (obsolete, transitive) To debase; to degrade.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir T. More to this entry?)
- villain on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Villani, villian
- (dated) Genitive plural form of villa.
villain m (oblique plural villainz, nominative singular villainz, nominative plural villain)
- Alternative form of vilain