V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: someone who breaks the law or does wrong

Synonyms: villain, criminal, wrongdoer, scoundrel, knave, ruffian

Antonyms: do-gooder

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.

Usage Examples:

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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