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Sunday, June 08, 2003

Definitions for miscreant

  1. Disbelieving; heretical.
  2. Depraved; behaving badly.
  3. A disbeliever; a heretic.

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Citations for miscreant
Unlike miscreant me, Susan was a good girl who thought she heard the call of the wild and decided to try on being bad like a jean jacket. Jonathan Carroll, The Wooden Sea
He belongs to a horrible gang of miscreants, sworn against all order and peace. Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes
Origin of miscreant
Miscreant is from Middle French mescreant, present participle of mescroire, "to disbelieve," from mes-, "wrongly, not" + croire, "to believe," from Latin credere.