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  1. having the character of a scoundrel; unscrupulous; villainous.
  2. of or like a scoundrel.
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Origin of scoundrelly

First recorded in 1780–90; scoundrel + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for scoundrelly

misleading, deceptive, malicious, deceitful, apostate, base, canting, corrupt, crooked, delusive, devious, dishonorable, disloyal, double-dealing, duplicitous, faithless, foul, lying, malevolent, mean

Examples from the Web for scoundrelly

Historical Examples of scoundrelly

  • If Robeckal had a hand in the affair then it can only be a scoundrelly one!

    The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • But, sir, surely you would not pander to a scoundrelly taste?


    George Borrow

  • I seem to have had my pocket picked by some scoundrelly blackguard.

  • That scoundrelly young Larkin—do you say that he did not bring you a note from me?

  • He had traded on his resemblance to me to get money and do all manner of scoundrelly actions.