Miscreant Definition

mĭskrē-ənt
miscreants
noun
miscreants
An evil person; criminal; villain.
Webster's New World
One who behaves badly, often by breaking rules of conduct or the law.
American Heritage
An unbeliever or heretic.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
adjective
Villainous; evil.
Webster's New World
Unbelieving or heretical.
Webster's New World

Lacking in conscience or moral principles; unscrupulous.

Wiktionary

(theology) Holding an incorrect religious belief.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Miscreant

Noun

Singular:
miscreant
Plural:
miscreants

Origin of Miscreant

  • Middle English miscreaunt heretic from Old French mescreant present participle of mescroire to disbelieve mes- wrongly, not mis–1 croire to believe (from Latin crēdere kerd- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French mescreant (1080) "mis-believer", present participle of mescroire "to misbelieve" (modern mécroire).

    From Wiktionary

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