- the actions or conduct of a villain; outrageous wickedness.
- a villainous act or deed.
- Obsolete. villeinage.
Origin of villainy
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Examples from the Web for villainies
Be off, then; back with thee to Paris and all its villainies.
Be off, then—back with thee to Paris and all its villainies.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
He is the man who said, "Slavery is the sum of all villainies."Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13
It had touched his villainies, too, with an imagination which made them the more atrocious.The Backwoodsmen
Charles G. D. Roberts
The world was full of villainies, more than those that she herself committed!Grim: The Story of a Pike
- conduct befitting a villain; vicious behaviour or action
- an evil, abhorrent, or criminal act or deed
- the fact or condition of being villainous
- English history a rare word for villeinage
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Word Origin and History for villainies
early 13c., from Old French vilanie, from villain; see villain.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper