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miscreant

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adjective mis·cre·ant \ˈmis-krē-ənt\

Definition of miscreant

  1. 1 :  unbelieving, heretical miscreant pagans

  2. 2 :  depraved, villainous miscreant behavior miscreant gangs

Origin and Etymology 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


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miscreant

noun mis·cre·ant

Definition of miscreant

  1. 1 :  infidel, heretic

  2. 2 :  one who behaves criminally or viciously

Examples of miscreant in a Sentence

  1. He supports tough penalties against corporate miscreants.

  2. halt, vile miscreant, and face justice!

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Origin and Etymology of miscreant

see 1miscreant


MISCREANT Defined for English Language Learners

miscreant

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Definition of miscreant for English Language Learners

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


MISCREANT Defined for Kids

miscreant

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noun mis·cre·ant \ˈmis-krē-ənt\

Definition of miscreant for Students

  1. :  villain 1, rascal



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