what is the difference among:blackguard,rogue,ruffain and scoundrel?

@Brook909 (111)
February 20, 2011 8:26pm CST
hell,dear my lotters,i'm now reading an english-chinese dictionary and i've met many words which means bad guys in chinese but i really don't know what is the difference such as blackguard,rogue,ruffain,villain and scoundrel,can you tell me?many thanks
2 responses
21 Feb 11
As far as I know a blackguard is a low and contemptible person. or a scoundrel. I think most of the words you mentioned are the same in meaning.
@eileenleyva (12637)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
Brook, I don't know what blackguard means but all the other words mean bad people who had done something bad against another... The degree of badness differs a little. A villain is an ultimate evil enemy. Please consult Mr. Webster, he can tell you the exact meanings...