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BASTARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bastard mean? 

BASTARD (noun)
  The noun BASTARD has 3 senses:

1. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
2. the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
3. derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

  Familiarity information: BASTARD used as a noun is uncommon.


BASTARD (adjective)
  The adjective BASTARD has 1 sense:

1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

  Familiarity information: BASTARD used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BASTARD (noun)


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Meaning:

Insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

prick; motherfucker; mother fucker; dickhead; bastard; asshole; son of a bitch; whoreson; SOB; cocksucker; shit

Hypernyms ("bastard" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Domain usage:

dirty word; filth; obscenity; smut; vulgarism (an offensive or indecent word or phrase)


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Meaning:

The illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

whoreson; love child; illegitimate child; illegitimate; by-blow; bastard

Hypernyms ("bastard" is a kind of...):

issue; offspring; progeny (the immediate descendants of a person)


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Meaning:

Derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

mongrel; bastard

Context example:

the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic

Hypernyms ("bastard" is a kind of...):

variation (an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard)


BASTARD (adjective)


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Meaning:

Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

Synonyms:

bastard; bogus; fake; phoney; phony

Similar:

counterfeit; imitative (not genuine; imitating something superior)


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