Meaning

Primary

Bad Person

Alternatives

Villain, Evildoer, Bad Guy, Wicked Person, Evil Person

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

A bad person is a bad person.

Reading

あくにん
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 悪人を〜
  • 悪人が〜
  • 悪人〜
  • 悪人に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 悪人をやっつける
    to defeat a bad person
    悪人をこらしめる
    to punish a bad person
    悪人を助ける
    to save a bad person
  • 悪人がいる
    there is a bad person
    悪人がはびこる
    wicked people are running rampant
    悪人が死ぬ
    the villain dies
  • 悪人たち
    bad people
    悪人顔
    villainous face
    悪人ども
    bad people
  • 悪人に仕立て上げる
    to make someone out to be the villain
    悪人に見える
    to look like a bad person
    悪人になる
    to become a bad person

Context Sentences

あいつは悪人だが、ガーデニングがしゅ味なんだ。

He is a villain, but his hobby is gardening.

コウイチは悪人をえんじているだけだよ。

Koichi is just playing an evildoer.

お前、本当に善人と悪人を区別することが可能だと思っているのか?

Do you really think it’s possible to differentiate between good people and bad people?

Kanji Composition