Origin and Etymology of miscreant
Examples of miscreant in a Sentence
He supports tough penalties against corporate miscreants.
halt, vile miscreant, and face justice!
Recent Examples of miscreant from the Web
One table is occupied by a gang of miscreants in softball jerseys.
One day, prior to a fishery opening, the miscreant used his new yellow skiff to bring a good load of salmon from above the line.
At one time or another over the years, the City Council's been inhabited by drunks, philanderers, cokeheads, bribe takers, wire wearers, and various other miscreants of every race, creed, and color.
That's generally how aldermen—even the miscreants—rise to the top in the Chicago City Council.
Stretching from 1910 to the 21st century, the history of the Knieps family is filled with outsiders and miscreants, addicts and even a murderer.
Learn all about Al Capone and other famous Prohibition era miscreants while enjoying slices of Chicago style pizza.
There is no longer any place for any miscreants to hide.
How these miscreants are defined is one of the most worrying aspects.
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baddie (or baddy), beast, brute, devil, evildoer, fiend, heavy, hound, knave, meanie (also meany), monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scoundrel, varlet, villain, wretch;
MISCREANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miscreant for English Language Learners
: a person who does something that is illegal or morally wrong
MISCREANT Defined for Kids
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