The definition of a miscreant is an evil person or a person who behaves badly, gets into trouble and breaks the law.(noun)
A troublemaker who is always getting arrested is an example of a miscreant.
See miscreant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr, unbelieving < mes- (see mis-) + creant, prp. of croire, to believe < L credere: see creed
See miscreant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English miscreaunt, heretic
Origin: , from Old French mescreant
Origin: , present participle of mescroire, to disbelieve
Origin: : mes-, wrongly, not; see mis-1
Origin: + croire, to believe (from Latin crēdere; see kerd- in Indo-European roots).
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