villainy


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Synonyms for villainy

Synonyms for villainy

Synonyms for villainy

the quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior

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a criminal or vicious act

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But presently it became apparent that he had not so easily escaped the fruits of his villainy as he had supposed, for upon the evening of the first day the rear of his little column was attacked by some of Barunda's warriors who had forged ahead of their fellows, with the result that the head of Ninaka's brother went to increase the prestige and glory of the house of the enemy.
I said in trying to make him an honest man, and in repairing the results of his villainy.
Shady persons in the audience revolted from the pictured villainy of the drama.
Those actors who were cursed with villainy parts were confronted at every turn by the gallery.
Lastly, I have endeavoured strongly to inculcate, that virtue and innocence can scarce ever be injured but by indiscretion; and that it is this alone which often betrays them into the snares that deceit and villainy spread for them.
Our next work was to repair the boat, and think of seizing the ship: and as for the captain, now he had leisure to parley with them, he expostulated with them upon the villainy of their practices with him, and upon the further wickedness of their design, and how certainly it must bring them to misery and distress in the end, and perhaps to the gallows.
I let them know that by my direction the ship had been seized; that she lay now in the road; and they might see by-and-by that their new captain had received the reward of his villainy, and that they would see him hanging at the yard-arm; that, as to them, I wanted to know what they had to say why I should not execute them as pirates taken in the fact, as by my commission they could not doubt but I had authority so to do.
The second is the life of her transported husband, a highwayman, who it seems, lived a twelve years' life of successful villainy upon the road, and even at last came off so well as to be a volunteer transport, not a convict; and in whose life there is an incredible variety.
Pickwick was on the point of inquiring, with great abhorrence of the man's cold-blooded villainy, how Mr, Serjeant Buzfuz, who was counsel for the opposite party, dared to presume to tell Mr.
Of this man Pickwick I will say little; the subject presents but few attractions; and I, gentlemen, am not the man, nor are you, gentlemen, the men, to delight in the contemplation of revolting heartlessness, and of systematic villainy.
I say systematic villainy, gentlemen,' said Serjeant Buzfuz, looking through Mr.
Regardless of its terror and villainy, Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is good at propaganda and it has proved many times that it can use its acts of depravity to capture headlines around the world.
The Charlemagne Connection" reveals another episode of murder, mayhem, violence and villainy in the orderly vineyards of Burgundy.
That campaign featured Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong promoting the F-Type coupe, under the title The Art Of Villainy and explored why British actors play the best villains.
I have enjoyed a bit of villainy over the last couple of years, so maybe I'd be a villain.