What does scoundrel mean?

Definitions for scoundrel
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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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Scoundrel(adj)

    low; base; mean; unprincipled

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of scoundrel in a Sentence

  1. River Phoenix:

    I've been a scoundrel in my life, I've been selfish, I've been cruel at times, I've been hard to work with. I'm grateful so many of you in this room have given me a second chance, when he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric, he said: Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow.

  2. 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.

  3. Bob Dylan:

    They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

  5. Proven Proverb:

    A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel

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