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Definition of "scoundrel" [scoun•drel]

  • A villain; a rogue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scoundrel" in a sentence
  • "Berthiers intrigue for him: -- old Foulon, who has now nothing to do but intrigue; who is known and even seen to be what they call a scoundrel; but of unmeasured wealth; who, from Commissariat-clerk which he once was, may hope, some think, if the game go right, to be Minister himself one day."
  • "Thomas Jefferson said the first act of a scoundrel is to wrap himself in the flag."
  • "Whether I'm zealot or scoundrel is beside the point."