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miscreant

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adjective mis·cre·ant \ˈmis-krē-ənt\

Definition of miscreant

  1. 1 :  unbelieving, heretical

  2. 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


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miscreant

noun mis·cre·ant

Simple Definition of miscreant

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

Full Definition of miscreant

  1. 1 :  infidel, heretic

  2. 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!>



14th Century

First Known Use of miscreant

14th century


MISCREANT Defined for Kids

miscreant

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noun mis·cre·ant \ˈmis-krē-ənt\

Definition of miscreant

  1. :  villain 1, rascal





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