Definition of villainy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvɪləni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪləni//
[uncountable] (formal or humorous) Immoral
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immoral or cruel behaviour At the end of the book, virtue is rewarded and villainy punished. See related entries: Immoral Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French vilenie, from vilein, based on Latin villa.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: villainy