What does the word villainy mean?

Usage examples for villainy

  1. But I shall not love, for candidly in my inmost heart, I am convinced of the villainy of men. – Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood) by Marie Bashkirtseff
  2. The page fell on his knees, and held up the key, exclaiming, " Have mercy on me, your worship: your absence, or rather my own villainy, made me bring this woman to my room; but I entreat your grace, Don Antonio, as you would have good news from Spain, that you suffer the fault I have committed to remain unknown to my master, Don Juan, if he be not yet informed of it; I will turn her out this instant." – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  3. That we destroy all traces of Professor Kell's villainy. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
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