miscreant


1mis·cre·ant

adjective \ˈmis-krē-ənt\

Definition of MISCREANT

2
:  depraved, villainous <miscreant behavior>

Origin of MISCREANT

Middle English miscreaunt, from Anglo-French mescreant, present participle of mescreire to disbelieve, from mes- + creire to believe, from Latin credere — more at creed
First Known Use: 14th century

2miscreant

noun

: a person who does something that is illegal or morally wrong

Full Definition of MISCREANT

2
:  one who behaves criminally or viciously

Examples of MISCREANT

  1. He supports tough penalties against corporate miscreants.
  2. <halt, vile miscreant, and face justice!>

First Known Use of MISCREANT

14th century

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