What is scoundrel?

What Does scoundrel Mean

The etymology of rogue brings us to the Italian language , more precisely to the term canaglia . A scoundrel is an infamous, evil or petty individual .

For example: “You are a scoundrel! I can't believe you cheated on me with my best friend " , " Scoundrels who lie to people shouldn't have a place in politics " , " Don't be a scoundrel and give Carlos back his money . "
A person is a scoundrel when he acts in an ethically reprehensible way . Someone who beats a child, cheats an old man, or commits a robbery can be referred to as a scoundrel. As can be seen, the action of the villain (known as villainy ) may constitute a crime. In other words, a scoundrel can be a scammer, a thief or a murderer, to name a few possibilities.

In certain cases the scoundrel is not a crime nor is it very serious. Suppose a young man, angry at his father over a minor issue, decides not to greet him on his birthday to cause him suffering. Such conduct is not a violation of the law, but it can be questioned from ethics: that is why it can be argued that the boy acted as a scoundrel.
Within the field of cinema we also find films that have used the word at hand in their titles. A good example of this is the feature film “El canalla”, released in 1970.
It is a film of French origin, directed by Claude Lelouch and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Daniéle Delorme. It is a police thriller that tells that a lawyer convicted of a crime who is in jail manages to escape from it. He hides in the house of a stranger and soon what he will do is contact his wife and son, his cronies in a kidnapping, in order to recover the money they received as ransom from that person.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the movie "Story of a scoundrel" either. In 1964 this one was released, directed by Julio Bracho. Fernando Soler or Amparo Rivelles lead the cast of this feature film, which tells the story of a woman who, after being deceived and manipulated by a man, reaches such despair that she ends up killing him.
In the field of literature, we can highlight the novel "Story of a scoundrel." It was published in 2016 and is written by the Spanish author Julia Navarro. It comes to tell the life of Thomas Spencer, a man who, in the final stretch of his life, takes stock of that and realizes that he has behaved like a scoundrel. And it is that he has manipulated everyone at will and has been willing to do anything to achieve his purposes.
Canallas , on the other hand, is the name of a Spanish rock group that was active between 1995 and 2003 . Also called scoundrels are the supporters of Rosario Central , an Argentine club whose most important activity is professional football.

In the field of international politics, a rogue state is often called that which, according to some analysts or political leaders, puts world peace at risk. A country that promotes terrorism or produces weapons of mass destruction can be classified as a rogue state.

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