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What does villainy mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. villainy, villainousness(noun)

    the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior

  2. villainy(noun)

    a criminal or vicious act

Wiktionary

  1. villainy(Noun)

    Evil or vicious character or behaviour.

  2. villainy(Noun)

    A vicious or treacherous act.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Villainy(noun)

    the quality or state of being a villain, or villainous; extreme depravity; atrocious wickedness; as, the villainy of the seducer

  2. Villainy(noun)

    abusive, reproachful language; discourteous speech; foul talk

  3. Villainy(noun)

    the act of a villain; a deed of deep depravity; a crime

  4. Origin: [OE. vilanie, OF. vilanie, vilainie, vileinie, vilanie, LL. villania. See Villain, n.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of villainy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of villainy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.

  2. Juvenal:

    Many commit the same crime with a different destiny; one bears a cross as the price of his villainy, another wears a crown.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    And thus I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.

  4. Bertolt Brecht:

    For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    The best years are the forties; after fifty a man begins to deteriorate, but in the forties he is at the maximum of his villainy.

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