scoundrelly


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scoun·drel

 (skoun′drəl)
n.
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
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scoundrelly

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

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."
This editor, who published patent medicine advertisements, called me a scoundrelly demagogue because I dared him to print in his paper the truth about patent medicines.* This man, talking soberly and earnestly about the beauties of idealism and the goodness of God, had just betrayed his comrades in a business deal.