scoundrel


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scoun·drel

 (skoun′drəl)
n.
A villain; a rogue.

[Origin unknown.]

scoun′drel·ly adj.
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scoundrel

(ˈskaʊndrəl)
n
a worthless or villainous person
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈscoundrelly adj
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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.
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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
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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.
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Translations
وَغْد، نَذْل
gaunerničema
slyngel
òrjótur
nelietis
rezil kimse

scoundrel

[ˈskaʊndrəl] Nsinvergüenza mf
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scoundrel

[ˈskaʊndrəl] nvaurien m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

scoundrel

n (dated)Schurke m; → Bengel m
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scoundrel

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

(ˈskaundrəl) noun
a very wicked person. She knew he was a scoundrel even before she married him.
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References in classic literature ?
"Oh," cried the Farmer with his last breath, "I am rightly served for pitying a scoundrel."
"I always told your poor father my son was a Fool, but I never knew he was a Scoundrel until the mail came in from China.
If I refuse the black scoundrel's request, there is no doubt but what he will make short work of me with the result that the machine will lie here until it rots.
We made a play at holding a court, and Telepasse, the old scoundrel, accepted the findings.
'You scoundrel!' said John Harmon, whose seafaring hold was like that of a vice.
Disgrace the whole regiment because of one scoundrel? Is that how you look at it?
The scoundrel pretended to be rich and claimed the right of taking her back to Louisville.
Don't fancy it, impious scoundrel, for that beyond a doubt thou art, since thou hast set thy tongue going against the peerless Dulcinea.
"That you are a coward and a scoundrel, monsieur," replied Tarzan, "is all that I care to know of you," and he turned to ask the girl if the man had hurt her, but she had disappeared.
"He probably had Jacinto, or some of that unprincipled scoundrel's friends, show him a short route to Copan and he came on from there."
The sums are the scoundrel's share, and where he feared an ambiguity, you see he added something clearer.
"Yes, it must be the work of some scoundrel ashore," I observed.