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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

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw

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

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson

Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, 'How are you, you old scoundrel!' clearly I don't really mean he's a scoundrel.
Umberto Eco

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