Examples of scoundrel in a Sentence
some scoundrel stole my wallet
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On national television, the Communist regime portrayed him as a filthy scoundrel, a drifter, an imbecile.
Gaslight Era serial killers, as well as scoundrels and murderers, will be features in true crime author Rich Lindberg's tales of terror presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday June 25 at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove Ave. in Elgin.
Where’s the line between covering a scoundrel as a news figure and giving him a promotional platform?
After the insult to Rachel and a statement published in the National Review in which Dickinson called Jackson a worthless scoundrel and, again, a coward, Jackson challenged Dickinson to a duel.
There were scoundrels and hucksters, booms and busts, senseless killing in sublime landscapes and a tragic belief in the inexhaustible bounty of nature.
OK, yes, the scoundrel did make The Denver Post a big deal.
Other scary movie scoundrels such as Freddy Kruger and Hannibal Lecter have had their portraits turned into masks.
Historically, the claim of consensus is the first refuge of scoundrels.
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Origin and Etymology of scoundrel
First Known Use: 1589See Words from the same year
Synonymsbaddie (or baddy), beast, brute, caitiff, devil, evildoer, fiend, heavy, hound, knave, meanie (also meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scapegrace, villain, varlet, wretch
Related Wordsvillainess; blackguard; criminal, crook, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, perp, perpetrator, transgressor; sinner, trespasser, wrongdoer; cad, heel, serpent, snake, viper; bandit, bravo, desperado, outlaw; con, convict, jailbird; assassin, cutthroat, gangster, goon, gunman, hoodlum, hooligan, racketeer, ruffian, thug; rough, rowdy, tough; loser, lowlife, ne'er-do-well, stinker, trash
Near Antonymsangel, innocent, saint; hero
SCOUNDREL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scoundrel for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who is cruel or dishonest
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