Definition Of miscreant

noun

(of a person) behaving badly or in a way that breaks a law or rule.

her miscreant husband

a person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law.

Four hundred years ago today, in 1605, the Gunpowder Plot was averted, miscreants brought to the fearsome justice of the age and a massive disruption to English history avoided.

Example Of miscreant

  • After the revelation of the study to the institute's staff, five potentially lost teaspoons were recovered from miscreant hoarders.

  • At a time when the public is calling for the heads of corporate miscreants , you would have thought that the latest Census Bureau report on poverty and income would be great campaign fodder for Democrats.

  • Bandits and other miscreants roamed the dirt track after sundown, waiting for a horseman to come along so they could ambush him.

  • Despite his protestations, the authorities have wisely decided to cage the miscreant youth.

  • Four hundred years ago today, in 1605, the Gunpowder Plot was averted, miscreants brought to the fearsome justice of the age and a massive disruption to English history avoided.


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