noun see blackguard I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Blackguardism — Black guard*ism, n. The conduct or language of a blackguard; ruffianism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackguardism — See blackguard. * * * …   Universalium

  • blackguardism — noun /ˈblæɡədɪzəm/ Blackguardly behaviour or language …   Wiktionary

  • blackguardism — n. unprincipled behavior; foul speech …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blackguardism — n. 1. Ribaldry, scurrility, indecency, obscenity, foul language, billingsgate. 2. Scoundrelism, rascality, baseness, villany, villanousness, low ways, vile behavior, worthlessness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • blackguardism — black·guard·ism …   English syllables

  • blackguardism — ˌdizəm noun ( s) : behavior characteristic of a blackguard (sense 3a); especially : use of abusive language …   Useful english dictionary

  • blackguard — blackguardism, n. blackguardly, adv. /blag ahrd, euhrd, blak gahrd /, n. 1. a low, contemptible person; scoundrel. 2. Obs. a. a group of menial workers in the kitchen of a large household. b. the servants of an army. c. camp followers. v.t …   Universalium

  • rascality — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. knavery, villainy, roguery, blackguardism. See improbity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. roguery, villainy, baseness, meanness, knavery, wickedness, culpability, guile, profligacy, chicanery, treachery,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Swindlery — Swin dler*y, n. Swindling; rougery. [R.] Swindlery and blackguardism. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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