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Meaning of SCOUNDREL

Pronunciation:  'ska√Ľndrul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

SCOUNDREL is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: villain
 See Also: blackguard, bounder, cad, dog, gallows bird, heel, hound, knave, persona non grata, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scalawag, scallywag, unwelcome person, varlet, villainess



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scoun"drel\, n. [Probably from Prov. E. & Scotch
    scunner, scouner, to loathe, to disgust, akin to AS. scunian
    to shun. See {Shun}.]
    A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without
    honor or virtue.
          Go, if your ancient, but ignoble blood Has crept
          through scoundrels ever since the flood. --Pope.
  2. \Scoun"drel\, a.
    Low; base; mean; unprincipled.