Definition of Miscreant

1. Noun. A person without moral scruples.

Exact synonyms: Reprobate
Generic synonyms: Offender, Wrongdoer
Specialized synonyms: Degenerate, Deviant, Deviate, Pervert, Black Sheep, Scapegrace, Wretch
Derivative terms: Reprobate



Definition of Miscreant

1. n. One who holds a false religious faith; a misbeliever.

2. a. Holding a false religious faith.

Definition of Miscreant

1. Adjective. Lacking in conscience or moral principles; unscrupulous. ¹

2. Adjective. (theology) Holding an incorrect religious belief. ¹

3. Noun. One who has behaved badly, or illegally. ¹

4. Noun. One not restrained by moral principles; an unscrupulous villain. ¹

5. Noun. (theology) One who holds an incorrect religious belief; an unbeliever. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Miscreant

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miscreant

miscorrelation
miscorrelations
miscost
miscosted
miscosting
miscounsel
miscounseled
miscounseling
miscounselled
miscounselling
miscounsels
miscount
miscounted
miscounting
miscounts
miscreant (current term)
miscreants
miscreate
miscreated
miscreates
miscreating
miscreation
miscreations
miscreative
miscreator
miscreators
miscreaunt
miscredent
miscredents
miscredulity

Literary usage of Miscreant

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1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1904)
"The man who ten years back, and one year later, was looked on as a miscreant outside the law, was sent by them to an island two days' journey from France, ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... wraith: apparition. with "poor"), caitiff (archaic); spec, menial, underling. >. As a term of reprobation: miscreant, ..."

3. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... His Conduct in the Presence of Strangers — Clothes Only for Show — His Conduct in his Own Camp — A Rollicking miscreant— Night Scenes in an Indian Camp ..."

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