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4 definitions found
 for Peccant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peccant \Pec"cant\, a. [L. peccans, -antis, p. pr. of peccare to
     sin: cf. F. peccant.]
     1. Sinning; guilty of transgression; criminal; as, peccant
        angels. --Milton.
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     2. Morbid; corrupt; as, peccant humors. --Bacon.
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     3. Wrong; defective; faulty. [R.] --Ayliffe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peccant \Pec"cant\, n.
     An offender. [Obs.] --Whitlock.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peccant
      adj 1: liable to sin; "a frail and peccable mortal"- Sir Walter
             Scott [syn: peccable, peccant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  158 Moby Thesaurus words for "peccant":
     aberrant, abominable, abroad, adrift, all abroad, all off,
     all wrong, amiss, arraignable, arrant, askew, astray, at fault,
     atrocious, awry, bad, bad for, base, beside the mark, black,
     blamable, blameworthy, cankered, carious, censurable, contaminated,
     corrupt, criminal, culpable, damnable, dark, decayed, deceptive,
     decomposed, defective, delusive, deviant, deviational, deviative,
     diseased, disgraceful, distorted, errant, erring, erroneous, evil,
     execrable, fallacious, false, faultful, faulty, festering,
     flagitious, flagrant, flawed, foul, gangrened, gangrenous,
     gone bad, guilty, harmful, heinous, heretical, heterodox, ill,
     illogical, illusory, impeachable, implicated, improper, inaccurate,
     inauspicious, inculpated, indictable, inexpedient, infamous,
     infected, inferior, iniquitous, injurious, insalubrious,
     insanitary, invalid, involved, knavish, low, malevolent, monstrous,
     morbid, morbific, mortified, naughty, necrosed, necrotic,
     nefarious, noisome, not right, not true, noxious, off,
     off the track, out, pathogenic, pathological, perverse, perverted,
     pestiferous, poisoned, polluted, putrefied, putrescent, putrid,
     rank, reprehensible, reproachable, reprobate, reprovable, rotten,
     rotting, scandalous, self-contradictory, septic, shameful, sinful,
     sinister, sphacelated, spoiled, straying, suppurating, suppurative,
     tainted, to blame, ulcerated, ulcerous, unfactual, unfavorable,
     unforgivable, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic, unkind,
     unorthodox, unpardonable, unpleasant, unproved, unsanitary,
     unskillful, unspeakable, untoward, untrue, unwholesome, unworthy,
     vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, wide, wrong
  
  

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