from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Villainous conduct or action.
  • noun A villainous act.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition of a villain or serf; rusticity.
  • noun The character of being villainous; the qualities characteristic of a villain; extreme depravity; atrocious wickedness.
  • noun Discourteous or abusive language; opprobrious terms.
  • noun A villainous act; a crime.
  • noun Disgraceful conduct; conduct unbecoming a gentleman.
  • noun Synonyms Baseness, turpitude, atrocity, infamy. See nefarious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being a villain, or villainous; extreme depravity; atrocious wickedness.
  • noun Archaic Abusive, reproachful language; discourteous speech; foul talk.
  • noun The act of a villain; a deed of deep depravity; a crime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Evil or vicious character or behaviour.
  • noun A vicious or treacherous act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a criminal or vicious act
  • noun the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior


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