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Definition of "villainy" []

  • Baseness of mind or character. (noun)
  • Viciousness of conduct or action. (noun)
  • A treacherous or vicious act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "villainy" in a sentence
  • "One particularly memorable act of villainy is when Ultron 19 slaughtered the population of the fictional state Slorernia."
  • "His long success in villainy made him at last lay aside his wonted caution."
  • "This Darth-Vader-grade villainy is just inexcusable."