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Synonyms for rascal
ˈræs kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet(noun)

    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

    rapscallion, jack, scamp, monkey, scallywag, knave, imp, rogue, page, varlet, scalawag

  2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag(noun)

    one who is playfully mischievous

    hob, varlet, imp, scamp, pixy, rogue, monkey, elf, rapscallion, knave, brownie, pixie, gremlin, scallywag, scalawag


  1. rascal(noun)

    low(ly), part of or belonging to the common rabble

    If you have deer in the area, you may have to put a fence around your garden to keep the rascals out.

    scoundrel, mischief-maker, devil, imp, scamp

  2. rascal(noun)

    A member of a criminal gang in Papua New Guinea.

    scamp, imp, mischief-maker, devil, scoundrel

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rascal

    rogue, scoundrel, vagabond, scamp, villain, knave


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rascal(n.)

    knave, rogue, villain, scoundrel, scapegrace, caitiff, scamp, miscreant, mean wretch

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rascal(n)

    rogue, scoundrel, caitiff, scamp, knave, villain, miscreant, varlet, trickster, renegade, scapegrace, rapscallion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    scoundrel, wolffish, kinky, naughty, limerick, varmint, bandit, thug, punk, hoodlum, villain, rogue

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  1. Earl of Kent, _The_Tragedy_of_King_Lear_:

    A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.

  3. Sallust:

    Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.

  4. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    The mind is a rascal monkey, Always jumping from thought to thought. It makes us fear the future, And drags us to a past that we forgot.

  5. Tommy Boy:

    Tommy Richard, who's your favorite little rascal Alfalfa or is it Spanky

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