scoundrel

  • 1 Scoundrel — Scoun drel, n. [Probably from Prov. E. & Scotch scunner, scouner, to loathe, to disgust, akin to AS. scunian to shun. See {Shun}.] A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue. [1913 Webster] Go, if your ancient,… …

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  • 2 Scoundrel — Scoun drel, a. Low; base; mean; unprincipled. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 scoundrel — index convict, hoodlum, malefactor, wrongdoer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 scoundrel — 1580s, skowndrell, of unknown origin. One suggestion is Anglo Fr. escoundre (O.Fr. escondre) to hide, hide oneself, from V.L. *excondere, from L. condere to hide (see ABSCOND (Cf. abscond)), The main objection to this theory is that hundreds of… …

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  • 5 scoundrel — *villain, blackguard, knave, rascal, rogue, scamp, rapscallion, miscreant Analogous words: *criminal, felon, malefactor, culprit …

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  • 6 scoundrel — [n] person who is deceptive and uncaring of others bad egg*, bad news*, blackguard*, black sheep*, caitiff, cheat, creep, crook, dastard, good for nothing*, heel, imp, incorrigible, lowlife*, maggot*, mischief maker, miscreant, ne’er do well*,… …

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  • 7 scoundrel — ► NOUN ▪ a dishonest or unscrupulous person. DERIVATIVES scoundrelism noun scoundrelly adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 8 scoundrel — [skoun′drəl] n. [prob. a disparaging dim. < Anglo Fr escoundre (for OFr escondre), to abscond < VL * scondere, aphetic for L abscondere, ABSCOND] a mean, immoral, or wicked person; rascal scoundrelly adj …

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  • 9 scoundrel — [[t]ska͟ʊndrəl[/t]] scoundrels N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to a man as a scoundrel, you mean that he behaves very badly towards other people, especially by cheating them or deceiving them. [OLD FASHIONED] He is a lying scoundrel! …

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  • 10 scoundrel — UK [ˈskaʊndrəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms scoundrel : singular scoundrel plural scoundrels old fashioned a man who behaves in an unfair or dishonest way …

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  • 11 scoundrel — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1589 a disreputable person ; rascal • scoundrel adjective • scoundrelly adjective …

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  • 12 scoundrel — noun (C) old fashioned a bad or dishonest man: a charming scoundrel, without morals …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 scoundrel — noun the lying scoundrel Syn: rogue, rascal, miscreant, good for nothing, reprobate; cheat, swindler, scam artist, fraudster, trickster, charlatan; informal villain, bastard, beast, son of a bitch, SOB, rat, louse, swine …

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  • 14 scoundrel — /skown dreuhl/, n. 1. an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain. adj. 2. mean or base in nature; villainous; unprincipled; dishonorable. [1580 90; orig. uncert.] Syn. 1. scamp, rapscallion, miscreant. See knave. * * * …

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  • 15 scoundrel — noun /ˈskaʊndɹəl/ one without honor; a villain …

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  • 16 scoundrel — Synonyms and related words: bastard, blackguard, bounder, cad, criminal, cur, deceiver, devil, good for nothing, heel, knave, louse, lowlife, miscreant, precious rascal, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, rotter, scalawag, scamp, scapegrace, shyster,… …

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  • 17 scoundrel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. knave, villain, rascal, rogue, blackguard. See evildoer. Ant., angel, good person. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rogue, scamp, villain; see rascal . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. rascal, villain, rogue …

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  • 18 scoundrel — scoun|drel [ˈskaundrəl] n old fashioned a bad or dishonest man, especially someone who cheats or deceives other people …

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  • 19 scoundrel — scoun|drel [ skaundrəl ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a man who behaves in an unfair or dishonest way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 scoundrel — scoun·drel || skaÊŠndrÉ™l n. rogue, rascal, villain adj. rascally, villainous, dishonorable …

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