Definition of villainy in English:

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villainy

Pronunciation: /ˈvɪləni/

noun (plural villainies)

[mass noun]
Wicked or criminal behaviour: the villainy of professional racketeers [count noun]: minor villainies
More example sentences
  • Johnny Canuck would never be corrupted, and would fight to his last breath to defend our nation against evil and villainy.
  • Will the power of good, represented by the brash young Cheng and his elderly mentor Master Cheung, be able to overpower the pure diabolic villainy of Evil Cat?
  • On my return I found nothing but villainy and evil.
Synonyms
wickedness, badness, evil, evil-doing, sin, sinfulness, iniquity, vileness, baseness, wrong, wrongdoing, dishonesty, double-dealing, unscrupulousness, roguery, rascality, delinquency, disgrace, viciousness, degeneracy, depravity, dissolution, dissipation, immorality, turpitude, devilry, devilishness, heinousness;
offence, misdeed, misconduct, transgression
archaic knavery, deviltry

Origin

Middle English: from Old French vilenie, from vilein (see villain).

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