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Meaning of MISCREANT

Pronunciation:  'miskreeunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person without moral scruples

MISCREANT is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: reprobate
 See Also: black sheep, degenerate, deviant, deviate, offender, pervert, scapegrace, wretch, wrongdoer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mis"cre*ant\, n. [OF. mescreant, F. m['e]cr['e]ant;
    pref. mes- (L. minus less) + p. pr. fr. L. credere to
    believe. See {Creed}.]
    1. One who holds a false religious faith; a misbeliever.
       [Obs.] --Spenser. De Quincey.
             Thou oughtest not to be slothful to the destruction
             of the miscreants, but to constrain them to obey our
             Lord God.                             --Rivers.
    2. One not restrained by Christian principles; an
       unscrupulous villain; a while wretch. --Addison.
  2. \Mis"cre*ant\, a.
    1. Holding a false religious faith.
    2. Destitute of conscience; unscrupulous. --Pope.
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