Part of speech: noun

Moral depravity; extreme wickedness.

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Usage examples "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)", 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", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  3. That we destroy all traces of Professor Kell's villainy. - "Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930", Various.