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 soundrels ever since the flood. Pope.

 

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Scoun"drel, a.

Low; base; mean; unprincipled.

 

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