Hero and Scoundrel


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Hero noun – A person who is the object of extreme or uncritical devotion.
Scoundrel is an antonym for hero.
Nearby Words: heroic, heroine, heroism, heroically
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Scoundrel noun – A mean, evil, or unprincipled person.
Usage example: some scoundrel stole my wallet

Hero is an antonym for scoundrel.
Nearby Word: scoundrelly
Antonyms for Scoundrel
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How words are described

romantic romantic hero romantic scoundrel
little little hero little scoundrel
black black hero black scoundrel
pragmatic pragmatic hero pragmatic scoundrel

Both words in one sentence

  • How does such a black-hearted scoundrel, or hero who has gone a little too close to the edge, get away with it all?
  • Fake Ultimate Hero The Flashman series is an early (1960's) example that could function as the trope namer, given that the entire thrust of the series is a complete scoundrel succeeding as a hero, all for reasons that are decidedly non-heroic
  • In The Revenger's Tragedy, the Anti-Hero Vindice is introduced to one of his targets, Lussurioso, as the pimp/scoundrel for hire Piato.
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