What does the word miscreant mean?

Usage examples for miscreant

  1. The young widow in her widow's cap grew to be more lovely than she had ever been before her miscreant husband had seen her. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. " I'll take my oath I look upon you as the greatest miscreant that ever I met," said Peregrine, who was of course bound to support his friend. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  3. The cowardly miscreant then fled to an adjacent fence, closely followed by Sherman's Artillery. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell