from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A villain; a rogue.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A base, mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a low villain; a man without honor or virtue.
- noun Synonyms Knave, rogue, cheat, swindler, sharper.
- Belonging to or characteristic of a scoundrel; base; mean; unprincipled.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Low; base; mean; unprincipled.
- noun A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue.
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- noun one without
honor; a villain
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Berthiers intrigue for him: -- old Foulon, who has now nothing to do but intrigue; who is known and even seen to be what they call a scoundrel; but of unmeasured wealth; who, from Commissariat-clerk which he once was, may hope, some think, if the game go right, to be Minister himself one day.
Thomas Jefferson said the first act of a scoundrel is to wrap himself in the flag.
Certainly this scoundrel is not the first to think M.
Whether I'm zealot or scoundrel is beside the point.
The last refuge of a scoundrel is to change discussion to absolutes that have never stated by anyone to make a point.
I haven't a thought that didn't come from my father; not a passion that didn't come from my mother; and now this last -- this about all human creatures being equal -- I got that from him, my fiancé -- whom I call a scoundrel for that reason!
But M. Fortunat, in whose heart the word scoundrel was still rankling, stopped him.
"If you apply the word scoundrel to Captain O'Brien, sir, in his name I contradict it."
Using the Smuggler as an example, you could choose to configure the cowboy opportunist as a "scoundrel" - a short-range stealth rogue, skilled in medicine - or a
If this scoundrel was a Republican the article would have written in BOLD letters GOP Senator from Montana.