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English definition of “scoundrel”

scoundrel

noun [C] uk   /ˈskaʊn.drəl/ old-fashioned or humorous us  
a person, especially a man, who treats other people very badly and has no moral principles: He was, she said, a heartless scoundrel who had stripped her of everything she owned.
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