scapegrace


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scape·grace

 (skāp′grās′)
n.
A scoundrel; a rascal.

scapegrace

(ˈskeɪpˌɡreɪs)
n
an idle mischievous person
[C19: from scape2 + grace, alluding to a person who lacks God's grace]

scape•grace

(ˈskeɪpˌgreɪs)

n.
a persistent rascal.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scapegrace - a reckless and unprincipled reprobatescapegrace - a reckless and unprincipled reprobate
miscreant, reprobate - a person without moral scruples
Translations

scapegrace

(o.f.) [ˈskeɪpgreɪs] Npícaro m, bribón m
References in classic literature ?
Get down, you young scapegrace, and let the old man rest his weary limbs." Upon this the old man made his son dismount, and got up himself.
I would not be understood to suppose that the proceedings of the unhappy scapegrace, with his few profligate companions I have here introduced, are a specimen of the common practices of society - the case is an extreme one, as I trusted none would fail to perceive; but I know that such characters do exist, and if I have warned one rash youth from following in their steps, or prevented one thoughtless girl from falling into the very natural error of my heroine, the book has not been written in vain.
She married in Boston a young scapegrace named Parlow, and like a good Brownon brought him to Blackburg forthwith and made a man and a town councilman of him.
After all, the young scapegrace had a good heart, as can be seen in all comedies.
The pause was becoming very awkward, when Charlie, who possessed all the persuasive arts of a born scapegrace, went slowly down upon his knees before her, beat his breast, and said, in a heart-broken tone
In five minutes' time the chaise was ready, and this good scapegrace in his saddle.
According to this version of the story, Judge Pyncheon, exemplary as we have portrayed him in our narrative, was, in his youth, an apparently irreclaimable scapegrace. The brutish, the animal instincts, as is often the case, had been developed earlier than the intellectual qualities, and the force of character, for which he was afterwards remarkable.
He is sorely taken aback, too, by the dutiful behaviour of his nephew and has a woeful consciousness upon him of being a scapegrace. However, there is great rejoicing and a very hearty company and infinite enjoyment, and Mr.
"However," he went on, accenting the word, as if to dismiss all irrelevance, "what I came here to talk about was a little affair of my young scapegrace, Fred's."
In my dilemma I had recourse to this Heintze, who was a young scapegrace, and the sort of man who could speak and write three languages.
Bluck, the neglected young pupil of three-and-twenty from the agricultural district, and that idle young scapegrace of a Master Todd before mentioned, received little eighteen-penny books, with "Athene" engraved on them, and a pompous Latin inscription from the professor to his young friends.
My better knowledge of his circumstances, and my direction and advice in extricating them - rather valuable, I hope, as coming from a scapegrace on a much larger scale - will give me some influence over him, and all I gain I shall certainly use towards this end.