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Definition of Scoundrel


  1. A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue.
  2. Low; base; mean; unprincipled.

Scoundrel Quotations

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
Vladimir Lenin

I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
Douglas MacArthur

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
W. Clement Stone

My father was short for a man, with a child's plaything for a name - Spinner. He had flawless dark brown skin and a head full of big, wet-looking curls, black as oil. And he had the smile of a scoundrel - the kind of smile that disarmed men and undressed women.
Charles M. Blow

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
William Blake
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Scoundrel Translations

scoundrel in Afrikaans is ploert
scoundrel in Dutch is rotzak, schoelje, ploert, loeder
scoundrel in French is gredin, crapule, canaille
scoundrel in German is Schuft, Halunke
scoundrel in Italian is furfante, mascalzone
scoundrel in Swedish is skurk, slyngel, lymmel, rackare
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