Definitions for: Miscreant


[n] a person without moral scruples



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Mis"cre*ant, a.
1. Holding a false religious faith.

2. Destitute of conscience; unscrupulous. --Pope.

Synonyms: reprobate

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

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