scoundrel


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scoun·drel

 (skoun′drəl)
n.
A villain; a rogue.

[Origin unknown.]

scoun′drel·ly adj.

scoundrel

(ˈskaʊndrəl)
n
a worthless or villainous person
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈscoundrelly adj

scoun•drel

(ˈskaʊn drəl)

n.
1. an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain.
adj.
2. mean or base in nature; villainous; dishonorable.
[1580–90; orig. uncertain]
scoun′drel•ly, adj.
syn: See knave.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scoundrel - a wicked or evil personscoundrel - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
blackguard, bounder, cad, hound, heel, dog - someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
gallows bird - a person who deserves to be hanged
knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, varlet, scalawag, scallywag - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
villainess - a woman villain

scoundrel

noun (Old-fashioned) rogue, bastard (informal, offensive), villain, mother, heel (slang), cheat, shit (taboo slang), bugger (taboo slang), swine, rascal, son-of-a-bitch (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), asshole (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), scally (Northwest English dialect), turd (taboo slang), wretch, incorrigible, motherfucker (taboo slang, chiefly U.S.), knave (archaic), rotter (slang, chiefly Brit.), ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scumbag (slang), good-for-nothing, miscreant, scamp, bad egg (old-fashioned informal), blackguard, cocksucker (taboo slang), scapegrace, asswipe (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), caitiff (archaic), dastard (archaic), skelm (S. African), wrong 'un (informal) He is a lying scoundrel.
Translations
وَغْد، نَذْل
gaunerničema
slyngel
òrjótur
nelietis
rezil kimse

scoundrel

[ˈskaʊndrəl] Nsinvergüenza mf

scoundrel

[ˈskaʊndrəl] nvaurien m

scoundrel

n (dated)Schurke m; → Bengel m

scoundrel

[ˈskaʊndrl] n (old) → canaglia, furfante m/f (hum) (child) → furfantello/a, birba

scoundrel

(ˈskaundrəl) noun
a very wicked person. She knew he was a scoundrel even before she married him.
References in classic literature ?
he exclaimed; "the scoundrel must be concealed behind some of these trees, and may yet be secured.
But what was still more annoying, Brom took all Opportunities of turning him into ridicule in presence of his mistress, and had a scoundrel dog whom he taught to whine in the most ludicrous manner, and introduced as a rival of Ichabod's, to instruct her in psalmody.
Meanwhile the glare of the face was again at the window, the scoundrel fixed as if to watch and wait.
Others of the sailors joined with them in this attempt, and a twisted turmoil ensued; while standing out of harm's way, the valiant captain danced up and down with a whale-pike, calling upon his officers to manhandle that atrocious scoundrel, and smoke him along to the quarter-deck.
They had a hard time on the passage; there was an agent who helped them, but he proved a scoundrel, and got them into a trap with some officials, and cost them a good deal of their precious money, which they clung to with such horrible fear.
Hardly a month went by without one of these tramps arriving; and generally loaded with a tale about some princess or other wanting help to get her out of some far-away castle where she was held in captivity by a lawless scoundrel, usually a giant.
I was your father's friend, and I'm your friend; and I warn you as a friend, and an honest one that wants to protect you and keep you out of harm and trouble, to turn your backs on that scoundrel and have nothing to do with him, the ignorant tramp, with his idiotic Greek and Hebrew, as he calls it.
In that one moment all my wrongs come into my mind; all the insults that that man and the scoundrel his brother, there, had put upon me, and how they laid in together to ruin me with the people, and take away my good name, and DRIVE me to some deed that would destroy me and my family that hadn't ever done THEM no harm, so help me God
She thought that some of them had been laying violent hands on me; and, not daring to attack her master, she turned her vocal artillery against the younger scoundrel.
Lorry's inquiries into Miss Pross's personal history had established the fact that her brother Solomon was a heartless scoundrel who had stripped her of everything she possessed, as a stake to speculate with, and had abandoned her in her poverty for evermore, with no touch of compunction.
I was convinced that the scoundrel spoke of himself, and I saw my conviction reflected in Miss Dartle's face.
Trabb, "or you shall repent it, you young scoundrel, the longest day you have to live.