miscreant miscreant  /ˈmɪs kri ənt/


  • (n) a person without moral scruples


  1. At one flower-viewing he nabbed a thief who had filched a pair of ladies' bloomers, and hauled the miscreant off to headquarters.
  2. Policemen and judges often heap scorn on a miscreant.
  3. If he hears another soldier spilling secrets over a beer, he hands the miscreant a cross and walks away.


  • Is Rubber Cement Actually The NSA’s Anti-Thumbdrive Strategy?

    In November 2008, the NSA experienced a major network security breach at the hands of a miscreant with a thumbdrive. The deputy secretary of defense at the time, William Lynn III, responded by having all the computers on NSA bases collected and their ports sealed with rubber cement . That’s according to the New Yorker , which goes on to say: Lynn termed it a “wakeup call” and a “turning point in ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine


  1. "If there is so much fear, then let the police enforce Section 144. Why make Rajpath a Jail? It's a highly secured place. There is no need for barricades. Police ought to manage it well. They can be in plain clothes and make arrests if any miscreant...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Kiran Bedi Source: Hindu

  2. "No part of Pakistan, not an inch of land will be lost to any miscreant," Zardari said when asked about the claims by militants of occupying some areas along the Pak-Afghan border.
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

  3. "If you think that I'm going to trot in here every two weeks to be monitored like a miscreant graduate student," West says he said, "I'm afraid, my brother, that you've messed with the wrong brother."
    on Dec 2, 2009 By: Cornel West Source: Inside Higher Ed

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