Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Scoundrels collectively, or their ways or habits; scoundrelism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The domain or sphere of scoundrels; scoundrels, collectively; the state, ideas, or practices of scoundrels.

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  • noun All scoundrels or scoundrel-like activities, considered as a group

Etymologies

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scoundrel +‎ -dom

Examples

  • A few months back, the discovery of diamonds had brought fame to this wind-swept wilderness, and fame had been immediately followed by the choicest collection of cosmopolitan scoundreldom that a mining "rush" had ever been responsible for.

    A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari Seven Tales of South-West Africa

  • Dragoons -- a handsome, dashing young giant of a cavalry officer, who had done excellent service against the French at Gravelotte, and who was now bent on joining that ill-fated Polish Legion which was for a while the receptacle into which was swept half the scoundreldom and half the honest adventurous spirit of young Europe.

    The Making Of A Novelist An Experiment In Autobiography

  • All the scoundreldom of London seemed to have assembled for the occasion.

    Memoirs of Sir Wemyss Reid 1842-1885

  • At the same time it was alarming to feel that you might be involved in that final blow up of the villains which must bring such scoundreldom to a close.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter A Story of the Woman's Movement

  • All the scoundreldom of London seemed to have assembled for the occasion.

    Memoirs of Sir Wemyss Reid 1842-1885

  • His jealously of Barfoot did not glance at Monica's attitude towards the man; merely at the man himself, whom he credited with native scoundreldom.

    The Odd Women

  • In the matter of scoundreldom there was not a pin to choose between them.

    Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe

  • And meantime at the "Isthmian games" the hordes of scoundreldom who dwell at ease can enjoy themselves to their hearts 'content in their own dreadful way; they break out in their usual riot of foulness; they degrade the shape of man; and the burly moralists look on robustly, and say that it is good.

    The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions Joints In Our Social Armour

  • At all events, he did live to complete his gruesome feat; and he has given us, in a vivid pictorial way, such a picture of scoundreldom as should serve as a beacon to all men.

    Side Lights

  • The avaricious trust their maxims, for trafficking in spiritual commodities; the superstitious, for substituting kisses upon images for the exercise of Christian virtues; the base fry of ambitious upstarts, for cloaking every act of scoundreldom with a veil of holiness.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 The Catholic Reaction

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