villainy

noun vil·lainy \ ˈvi-lə-nē \

Definition of villainy

plural villainies
1 : villainous conduct; also : a villainous act
2 : the quality or state of being villainous : depravity

Examples of villainy in a Sentence

  1. a story of villainy and betrayal

  2. the gruesome villainies of war

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First Known Use of villainy

13th century


VILLAINY Defined for English Language Learners

villainy

noun

Definition of villainy for English Language Learners

  • : evil behavior or actions


VILLAINY Defined for Kids

villainy

noun vil·lainy \ ˈvi-lə-nē \

Definition of villainy for Students

plural villainies
: bad or evil behavior or actions


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