noun, plural vil·lain·ies.
Origin of villainy
Examples from the Web for villainy
Satisfaction does not insist on setting up clear categories of heroism and villainy, good, and evil.Is ‘Satisfaction’ a Love Story That’s Too Real About Sex and Marriage?|David Masciotra|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its portrayal of Soviet villainy was deemed too much for domestic consumption.
How much more diverting to focus on the villainy of a potty-mouthed Illinois pol.
I suspected some villainy, however, and my first idea was that they had set the barque on fire.A Pirate of the Caribbees|Harry Collingwood
But Cecilia could not endure to see him, after a discovery of such hypocrisy and villainy.Cecilia, Volume 3 (of 3)|Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d'Arblay)
In the body text, variable spellings such as villany : villainy and intire : entire are unchanged.
Reprobate as he was himself, this work of villainy was new to him and seemed to be very terrible.The Way We Live Now|Anthony Trollope
And now the conduct which honor would approve turned upon them to bring the consequences of treason and villainy.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
noun plural -lainies
early 13c., from Old French vilanie, from villain; see villain.