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Definition of "scoundrelism" [scoun•drel•ism]

  • The dishonest activities of a scoundrel. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scoundrelism" in a sentence
  • "Dictionary defined knave, a scoundrel; sneakup, a scoundrel; rascal, a scoundrel; loon, a scoundrel; lout, a scoundrel; poltroon, a scoundrel; and that he coined the word scoundrelism '(Boswell's Hebrides, Aug. 25,"
  • "His hero, supposed to be a paragon of virtue, is capable of things you would call scoundrelism to-day."
  • "Even this, though fairly craftsmanlike in treatment, is banal enough in idea -- that idea being merely that jealousy, in both sexes, survives love, shame, and everything else, even community in scoundrelism -- in other words, that the green-eyed monster (like "Vernon" and unlike "Ver") _semper viret_."