What does scoundrel mean?

Definitions for scoundrel
ˈskaʊn drəlscoundrel

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scoundrel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. villain, scoundrelnoun

    a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

Wiktionary

  1. scoundrelnoun

    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. Scoundrelnoun

    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. Scoundreladjective

    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.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce scoundrel?

How to say scoundrel in sign language?

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. Heywood Broun:

    A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.

  2. Walt Disney Co:

    The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, an apophthegm, at which many will start Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. But let it be considered that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak of self- interest.

  5. Samuel Johnson:

    Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Images & Illustrations of scoundrel

  1. scoundrelscoundrelscoundrelscoundrelscoundrel

Popularity rank by frequency of use

scoundrel#10000#69128#100000

Translations for scoundrel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for scoundrel »

Translation

Find a translation for the scoundrel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these scoundrel definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "scoundrel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 19 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/scoundrel>.

    Are we missing a good definition for scoundrel? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    add details to
    • A. abide
    • B. embellish
    • C. scarper
    • D. elaborate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for scoundrel: