• (noun): A thoroughly unprincipled person; a scoundrel.
  • (noun): A foul-mouthed person.
  • (verb-transitive): To abuse verbally; revile.

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  • (noun): someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
  • (verb): use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
  • (verb): subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"

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Blackguard ( i.e. \"Blaggid\") is a rather old-fashioned term for a scoundrel.
Blackguard or Black Guard(s) may also refer to:

Example Sentences

  • "Slegge is what you call a blackguard," cried Singh angrily.

  • When a man has no longer anything but rags upon his body and vices in his heart, when he has arrived at that double moral and material degradation which the word blackguard characterizes in its two acceptations, he is ripe for crime; he is like a well-whetted knife; he has two cutting edges, his distress and his malice; so slang does not say

  • But if the victim was a blackguard, is the shooter entitled to claim provocation or self-defense or some other statutory excuse to reduce the charge to one of manslaughter or even a simple assault?

  • The man whom you call a blackguard -- I don't know why, for _he_ had not been destroying any defenceless person's property -- had had a scoundrelly trick played him, and I and some other fellows got up a subscription for him, as anyone with a spark of gentlemanly feeling would be inclined to do.

  • But now that this young blackguard is thoroughly outwitted, we may as well go, for our work here is done.

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