Definitions for scoundrelˈskaʊn drəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. villain, scoundrel(noun)

    a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

Wiktionary

  1. scoundrel(Noun)

    one without honor; a villain

  2. Origin: Possibly related to northern English or Scottish scunner: "to shrink back in fear or loathing" (Encyclopædia Britannica 1911).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scoundrel(noun)

    a mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue

  2. Scoundrel(adj)

    low; base; mean; unprincipled

  3. Origin: [Probably from Prov. E. & Scotch scunner, scouner, to loathe, to disgust, akin to AS. scunian to shun. See Shun.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scoundrel

    skown′drel, n. a low worthless fellow: a rascal: a man without principle.—ns. Scoun′dreldom, scoundrels collectively; Scoun′drelism, baseness, rascality.—adv. Scoun′drelly. [For scunner-el, one who scunners, or who causes scunnering—A.S. scunian, to shun.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scoundrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scoundrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

  3. Heywood Broun:

    A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.

  4. Henry Louis Mencken:

    Whenever A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel.

  5. Joseph de Maistre:

    I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.

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