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Synonyms for scoundrels

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    villains, crooks, miscreants, rascals, punks, beggars, rotten

How to pronounce scoundrels?

Alex
Alex
US English
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Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

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  1. scoundrels

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#10218rotten
#20853villains
#25126crooks
#35506beggars
#36021punks
#52239scoundrels
#54997rascals
#103247miscreants

How to use scoundrels in a sentence?

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons.

  2. Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003:

    Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.

  3. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.

  5. Elie Honig:

    Tell the jury, 'You just heard a bunch of tales from a bunch of lying criminal scoundrels who simply want to please the government, and my guy is their meal ticket,'.

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