from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseness of mind or character.
- n. Viciousness of conduct or action.
- n. A treacherous or vicious act.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Evil or vicious character or behaviour.
- n. A vicious or treacherous act.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being a villain, or villainous; extreme depravity; atrocious wickedness.
- n. Abusive, reproachful language; discourteous speech; foul talk.
- n. The act of a villain; a deed of deep depravity; a crime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of a villain or serf; rusticity.
- n. The character of being villainous; the qualities characteristic of a villain; extreme depravity; atrocious wickedness.
- n. Discourteous or abusive language; opprobrious terms.
- n. A villainous act; a crime.
- n. Disgraceful conduct; conduct unbecoming a gentleman.
- n. Synonyms Baseness, turpitude, atrocity, infamy. See nefarious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a criminal or vicious act
- n. the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior
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One particularly memorable act of villainy is when Ultron 19 slaughtered the population of the fictional state Slorernia.
This Darth-Vader-grade villainy is just inexcusable.
It means the game's up, the play's over, villainy is about to be hanged and virtue about to be married, and the curtain is going to drop and the principal performer – that's I – is going to be called out amid the applause of the audience!
A hypocritical Prior tries every means to seduce a Nun, but at last his villainy is discovered.
His long success in villainy made him at last lay aside his wonted caution.
(* denotes possible exaggeration of malicious intent -- or maybe a collaboration in villainy with the postal service, which is messing with freelancer taxpayer's brain for its own nefarious purposes, most likely involving the super sekrit alien-run Dead Letter Office.)
Their villainy is demonstrated by their ass-hungry homo attempt to rape God's angels.
Part of Doom’s villainy is that he hates Richards for irrational reasons.
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Unless the divine power has raised you up … I see not how you can go through with your glorious enterprise, in opposing that execrable villainy, which is the scandal of religion, of England, and of human nature.
Peter was his last resort -- that one so good and so clear-headed had not flared up at once over the villainy was the severest blow of all.