Part of speech: noun

A vile wretch.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Robert H. Newell.