V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: someone who breaks the law or does wrong
Synonyms: villain, criminal, wrongdoer, scoundrel, knave, ruffian
Tips: Miscreant comes from the Latin and French words for "not believing." Miscreants do not believe in or adhere to the same moral or legal codes as others.
The school was vandalized by a group of miscreants last night. (wrongdoers, criminals)
Many people were upset that the alleged miscreant was not found guilty. (wrongdoer, criminal)
A hopeless miscreant, he seemed bent on doing harm to others. (villain, criminal)
Because he had no moral scruples, the miscreant thought nothing of stealing from others. (scoundrel, villain, criminal)
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