villainy

[ vil-uh-nee ]
/ ˈvɪl ə ni /

noun, plural vil·lain·ies.

the actions or conduct of a villain; outrageous wickedness.
a villainous act or deed.
Obsolete. villeinage.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of villainy

1175–1225; Middle English vile(i)nie, vilainie<Old French. See villain, -y3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for villainy

British Dictionary definitions for villainy

villainy
/ (ˈvɪlənɪ) /

noun plural -lainies

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012