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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
1350-1400
Miscreant is from Middle French mescreant, present participle of mescroire, "to disbelieve," from mes-, "wrongly, not" + croire, "to believe," from Latin credere.