Bezonian
Bezonian Be*zo"ni*an, n. [Cf. F. besoin need, want, It bisogno.] A low fellow or scoundrel; a beggar. [1913 Webster]

Great men oft die by vile bezonians. --Shak. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • bezonian — /bi zoh nee euhn/, n. Archaic. an indigent rascal; scoundrel. [1585 95; obs. besoni(o) raw recruit ( < It bisogno need, needy soldier < ?) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • bezonian — n. Beggar, wretch, pauper, tatterdemalion, ragamuffin, vagabond, scrub, sans culotte, Pariah …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bezonian — be·zo·ni·an …   English syllables

  • bezonian — bə̇ˈzōnēən, bē , nyən noun ( s) Usage: sometimes capitalized Etymology: modification (influenced by English ian) of Italian bisogno recruit from Spain, literally, need, from Medieval Latin bisonium 1. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Besogne — Be*sogne , n. [F. bisogne.] A worthless fellow; a bezonian. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Commonalty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Commonalty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 commonalty commonalty democracy Sgm: N 1 obscurity obscurity Sgm: N 1 low condition low condition low life low society low company Sgm: N 1 bourgeoisie bourgeoisie …   English dictionary for students

  • caitiff — n. Villain, wretch, miscreant, coward, sneak, traitor, knave, rascal, scoundrel, mean fellow, vagabond, bezonian …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hang-dog — I. n. Mean, base, or scurvy fellow, blackguard, bezonian. II. a. Sneaking, base, low, blackguard, villanous, scurvy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rascal — n 1. devil, little devil, holy terror, troublemaker, mischief maker; imp, puck, scamp, wag, minx, bad boy, Sl. little bugger, Fr. enfant terrible, Irish Eng. spalpeen. 2. knave, rogue, rapscallion, scapegrace, ne er do well, wastrel; villain,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • scamp — n rascal, rogue, rapscallion, scapegrace, Inf. scalawag, scaramouche; bad or naughty boy, imp, puck, mischief maker, troublemaker, Inf. cut up, prankster, practical joker; devil, little devil, holy terror, Fr. enfant terrible, Irish Eng.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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