miscreant

[mis-kree-uhnt]
adjective
1.
depraved, villainous, or base.
2.
Archaic. holding a false or unorthodox religious belief; heretical.
noun
3.
a vicious or depraved person; villain.
4.
Archaic. a heretic or infidel.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French mescreant unbelieving, equivalent to mes- mis-1 + creantLatin crēdent- credent

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miscreant (ˈmɪskrɪənt)
 
n
1.  a wrongdoer or villain
2.  archaic an unbeliever or heretic
 
adj
3.  evil or villainous
4.  archaic unbelieving or heretical
 
[C14: from Old French mescreant unbelieving, from mes-mis-1 + creant, ultimately from Latin credere to believe]

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Main Entry:  miscreant1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  disbelieving; heretical
Etymology:  Middle French mes- 'mis-' + croire 'to believe'
Main Entry:  miscreant1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a disbeliever; heretic
Etymology:  Middle French mes- 'mis-' + croire 'to believe'
Main Entry:  miscreant2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  depraved; behaving badly
Etymology:  Middle French mes- 'mis-' + croire 'to believe'
Main Entry:  miscreant2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a scoundrel; reprobate
Etymology:  Middle French mes- 'mis-' + croire 'to believe'
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miscreant
early 14c., "heretical, unbelieving, infidel," from O.Fr. mescreant, from mes- "wrongly" (see mis- (2)) + creant, prp. of creire "believe," from L. credere (see credit). The noun is attested from late 14c.; originally "heathen, Saracen;" sense of "villain" first recorded 1590 in Spenser.
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Example sentences
To the miscreants in my neighborhood: Turn your music down and get a job.
Occasionally, I turn and stare nastily at the miscreant.
Sophia's married to a miserable dishonest miscreant.
We don't actually get to see the paddle hitting the miscreant's hindquarters,
  but we hear it.
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