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Related to scoundrelly: holding back, Pertaining to, reacquainted


A villain; a rogue.

[Origin unknown.]

scoun′drel·ly adj.
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Adj.1.scoundrelly - lacking principles or scruplesscoundrelly - lacking principles or scruples; "the rascally rabble"; "the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy" - W.M. Thackaray; "the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive


(o.f.) [ˈskaʊndrəlɪ] ADJcanallesco, vil


adj (dated)schurkisch
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One party, to which Katavasov belonged, saw in the opposite party a scoundrelly betrayal and treachery, while the opposite party saw in them childishness and lack of respect for the authorities.
And besides, the companies were thieves, people said--had stolen all their franchises with the help of scoundrelly politicians!
But what mainly occasioned a righteous indignation was, that the scoundrelly popinjay, while he cut a fandango here, and a whirligig there, did not seem to have the remotest idea in the world of such a thing as keeping time in his steps.
After a moment of silent contemplation, I was beginning to comment on its beauties and peculiarities, when, playfully pressing the hand he still retained within his arm, he interrupted me with, - 'Never mind the picture: it was not for that I brought you here; it was to get you away from that scoundrelly old profligate yonder, who is looking as if he would like to challenge me for the affront.
I confess, sir," he said, "that you talk like a scoundrelly socialist.