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Is this different in meaning from just "悪い”? Or is this something else entirely?

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「ワル」 is a colloquial word meaning "villain", "delinquent boy", etc. It is pretty much synonymous to 「悪人{あくにん}」.

「よのう/よのお」 is a dramatic-sounding sentence-ender of exclamation. It is synonymous to 「だねえ」 in meaning.

「お主{ぬし}」 just means "you".


thus means:

"You are as shrewd/bad as I!"

The phrase is heard mostly in fiction and it is almost always said by a ワル to another of the same kind. Hence, the 「も」.

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