Definition of Scoundrel

1. Noun. A wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately.




Definition of Scoundrel

1. n. A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue.

2. a. Low; base; mean; unprincipled.

Definition of Scoundrel

1. Noun. one without honor; a villain ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scoundrel

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Scoundrel

1. A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue. "Go, if your ancient, but ignoble blood" "Has crept through soundrels ever since the flood." (Pope) Origin: Probably from Prov. E. & Scotch scunner, scouner, to loathe, to disgust, akin to AS. Scunian to shun. See Shun. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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scoundrel (current term)
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Literary usage of Scoundrel

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1. Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1887)
"You wanted to take advantage of the timidity of our scoundrels ;' (meaning, I suppose, the ministry). It may be observed, that he used the epithet scoundrel ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"Deceased returned five minutes later, and, in getting back over defendant, said: "You trilling, one-armed scoundrel, if killing is what you want, ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"The aid honestly confessed, that to be seen attending such a scoundrel through the streets, very much injured his feelings. To which old Jemmy, ..."

4. Forms of Practice, Or, American Precedents in Personal and Real Actions by Benjamin Lynde Oliver (1851)
"... a scoundrel, a bankrupt, not worth a groat, not able to pay his debts, and is thousands worse than nothing. And the said E continuing his malice against ..."

5. Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries: With Recollections of the Author by Leigh Hunt (1828)
"Thomson's phrase, in the " Castle of Indolence," speaking of a miserly money-getter :— " ' A penny saved is a penny got:' Finn to this scoundrel maxim ..."

6. Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1887)
"You wanted to take advantage of the timidity of our scoundrels ;' (meaning, I suppose, the ministry). It may be observed, that he used the epithet scoundrel ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"Deceased returned five minutes later, and, in getting back over defendant, said: "You trilling, one-armed scoundrel, if killing is what you want, ..."

8. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"The aid honestly confessed, that to be seen attending such a scoundrel through the streets, very much injured his feelings. To which old Jemmy, ..."

9. Forms of Practice, Or, American Precedents in Personal and Real Actions by Benjamin Lynde Oliver (1851)
"... a scoundrel, a bankrupt, not worth a groat, not able to pay his debts, and is thousands worse than nothing. And the said E continuing his malice against ..."

10. Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries: With Recollections of the Author by Leigh Hunt (1828)
"Thomson's phrase, in the " Castle of Indolence," speaking of a miserly money-getter :— " ' A penny saved is a penny got:' Finn to this scoundrel maxim ..."

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