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Synonyms for villainy
ˈvɪl ə ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. villainy, villainousness(noun)

    the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior

    Synonyms:
    villainousness

  2. villainy(noun)

    a criminal or vicious act

    Synonyms:
    villainousness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. villainy

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, crime, curse, detestation, disgust, evil, execration, hatred, horror, iniquity, nuisance, offense, plague, shame, wickedness

    Antonyms:
    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. villainy(n)

    Synonyms:
    depravity, wickedness, turpitude, rascality, scoundrelism, atrocity

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How to use villainy in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Mark Twain:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Francisco Rivas Lara:

    Private companies don't have a country or a heart, and money has no homeland, the problem is people confused socialism with laziness, villainy and theft.

  5. Juvenal:

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


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