Mis"cre*ant (?), n. [OF. mescreant, F. m'ecr'eant; pref. mes- (L. minus less) + p. pr. fr. L. credere to believe. See Creed.]

1.

One who holds a false religious faith; a misbeliever.

[Obs.]

Spenser. De Quincey.

Thou oughtest not to be slothful to the destruction of the miscreants, but to constrain them to obey our Lord God. Rivers.

2.

One not restrained by Christian principles; an unscrupulous villain; a vile wretch.

Addison.

 

© Webster 1913.


Mis"cre*ant, a.

1.

Holding a false religious faith.

2.

Destitute of conscience; unscrupulous.

Pope.

 

© Webster 1913.

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