Definitions for scoundrelˈskaʊn drəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scoun•drel*ˈskaʊn drəl(n.)

  1. an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain.

  2. (adj.)mean or base in nature; villainous; dishonorable.

* Syn: See knave.

Origin of scoundrel:

1580–90; orig. uncert.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. villain, scoundrel(noun)

    a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately


  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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a very wicked person

She knew he was a scoundrel even before she married him.

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