Meaning of miscreant

mis•cre•ant

Pronunciation: (mis'krē-unt), [key]
— adj.
  1. depraved, villainous, or base.
  2. holding a false or unorthodox religious belief; heretical.
—n.
  1. a vicious or depraved person; villain.
  2. a heretic or infidel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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