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 for miscreant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miscreant \Mis"cre*ant\, n. [OF. mescreant, F. m['e]cr['e]ant;
     pref. mes- (L. minus less) + p. pr. fr. L. credere to
     believe. See Creed.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. One who holds a false religious faith; a misbeliever.
        [Obs.] --Spenser. De Quincey.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Thou oughtest not to be slothful to the destruction
              of the miscreants, but to constrain them to obey our
              Lord God.                             --Rivers.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. One not restrained by Christian principles; an
        unscrupulous villain; a depraved person; a vile wretch.
        --Addison.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miscreant \Mis"cre*ant\, a.
     1. Holding a false religious faith.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Destitute of conscience; unscrupulous; villainous; base;
        depraved. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  miscreant
      n 1: a person without moral scruples [syn: reprobate,
           miscreant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "miscreant":
     backslider, bad egg, bad lot, base, bastard, black sheep,
     blackguard, caitiff, corrupt, criminal, crook, degenerate,
     depraved, evil, fallen angel, felon, felonious, flagitious,
     good-for-nothing, heel, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, infamous,
     iniquitous, knave, lecher, lost sheep, lost soul, lowlife,
     malefactor, malefic, malevolent, mischief-maker, mischievous, mug,
     nefarious, perverse, pervert, pimp, profligate, rapscallion,
     rascal, rascally, recidivist, recreant, reprobate, rogue, rough,
     roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, scalawag, scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel,
     scoundrelly, sorry lot, thug, trollop, unhealthy, unprincipled,
     vicious, villain, villainous, whore, wicked, wretch, wretched,
     wrongdoer
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MISCREANT, n.  A person of the highest degree of unworth. 
  Etymologically, the word means unbeliever, and its present
  signification may be regarded as theology's noblest contribution to
  the development of our language.
  

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