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 Dictionary entry overview: What does miscreant mean? 

  The noun MISCREANT has 1 sense:

1. a person without moral scruples

  Familiarity information: MISCREANT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A person without moral scruples

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Nouns denoting people


miscreant; reprobate

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

offender; wrongdoer (a person who transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "miscreant"):

degenerate; deviant; deviate; pervert (a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior)

black sheep; scapegrace (a reckless and unprincipled reprobate)

wretch (performs some wicked deed)

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