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villainy

[ vil-uh-nee ]
/ ˈvɪl ə ni /
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noun, plural vil·lain·ies.
the actions or conduct of a villain; outrageous wickedness.
a villainous act or deed.
Obsolete. villeinage.
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Origin of villainy

1175–1225; Middle English vile(i)nie, vilainie<Old French. See villain, -y3
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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
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