Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characteristic of a scoundrel; base; mean; villainous; rascally.

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  • adjective Like or befitting a scoundrel.

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  • adjective lacking principles or scruples

Etymologies

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scoundrel +‎ -ly

Examples

  • This editor, who published patent medicine advertisements and did not dare print the truth in his paper about said patent medicines for fear of losing the advertising, called me a scoundrelly demagogue because I told him that his political economy was antiquated and that his biology was contemporaneous with Pliny.

    What Life Means to Me

  • "I confess, sir," he said, "that you talk like a scoundrelly socialist."

    Chapter 29

  • This editor, who published patent medicine advertisements, called me a scoundrelly demagogue because I dared him to print in his paper the truth about patent medicines. 6 This man, talking soberly and earnestly about the beauties of idealism and the goodness of God, had just betrayed his comrades in a business deal.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • Deoy - (taking postbag of himself at last) This is what you say out of your scoundrelly movie and liquors and filthy tool and judgements and through your dirty pipping nostrum but whether it's true is another thirst.

    The Sea at Sea (or Why is There a Question Instead of Not a Question)

  • Lupoff continues: The stories were of course repetitious, involving scoundrelly villains, nefarious plots, dire peril, breathtaking chases and captures and rescues and escapes.

    April « 2010 « Fantasy Author's Handbook

  • Lupoff continues: The stories were of course repetitious, involving scoundrelly villains, nefarious plots, dire peril, breathtaking chases and captures and rescues and escapes.

    20 « April « 2010 « Fantasy Author's Handbook

  • They are scoundrels, each and every one, regardless of party although some of them, it is true, are more scoundrelly than others.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • They are scoundrels, each and every one, regardless of party although some of them, it is true, are more scoundrelly than others.

    Politics should not be left to the trademark politicians alone

  • In the South, Democrats who understood nothing about the candidate as a man, nothing at all, castigated him as a symbol of “Black Republicanism”–a “sooty and scoundrelly” abolitionist who wanted to free the slaves and mongrelize the white race.

    Happy Birthday Abe - Reading Local: Portland

  • In contrast, I don't represent myself as a scholar of any sort, I'm just an average scoundrelly dumb creationist.

    Dave Scot Strikes Again!

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