Definitions

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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.