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black·guard

 (blăg′ərd, -ärd′)
n.
1. A thoroughly unprincipled person; a scoundrel.
2. A foul-mouthed person.
tr.v. black·guard·ed, black·guard·ing, black·guards
To abuse verbally; revile.

black′guard·ism n.
black′guard·ly adj. & adv.

blackguard

(ˈblæɡɑːd; -ɡəd)
n
a. an unprincipled contemptible person; scoundrel
b. (as modifier): blackguard language.
vb
1. (tr) to ridicule or denounce with abusive language
2. (intr) to behave like a blackguard
[C16: originally a collective noun referring to the lowest menials in court, camp followers, vagabonds; see black, guard]
ˈblackguardism n
ˈblackguardly adj

black•guard

(ˈblæg ɑrd, -ərd, ˈblækˌgɑrd)
n.
1. a contemptible person; scoundrel.
2. a person who uses scurrilous language.
3. Obs. the kitchen workers in a large household.
v.t.
4. to speak to or of in scurrilous language; revile.
[1525–35; black + guard]
black′guard•ism, n.
black′guard•ly, adj., adv.

blackguard


Past participle: blackguarded
Gerund: blackguarding

Imperative
blackguard
blackguard
Present
I blackguard
you blackguard
he/she/it blackguards
we blackguard
you blackguard
they blackguard
Preterite
I blackguarded
you blackguarded
he/she/it blackguarded
we blackguarded
you blackguarded
they blackguarded
Present Continuous
I am blackguarding
you are blackguarding
he/she/it is blackguarding
we are blackguarding
you are blackguarding
they are blackguarding
Present Perfect
I have blackguarded
you have blackguarded
he/she/it has blackguarded
we have blackguarded
you have blackguarded
they have blackguarded
Past Continuous
I was blackguarding
you were blackguarding
he/she/it was blackguarding
we were blackguarding
you were blackguarding
they were blackguarding
Past Perfect
I had blackguarded
you had blackguarded
he/she/it had blackguarded
we had blackguarded
you had blackguarded
they had blackguarded
Future
I will blackguard
you will blackguard
he/she/it will blackguard
we will blackguard
you will blackguard
they will blackguard
Future Perfect
I will have blackguarded
you will have blackguarded
he/she/it will have blackguarded
we will have blackguarded
you will have blackguarded
they will have blackguarded
Future Continuous
I will be blackguarding
you will be blackguarding
he/she/it will be blackguarding
we will be blackguarding
you will be blackguarding
they will be blackguarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blackguarding
you have been blackguarding
he/she/it has been blackguarding
we have been blackguarding
you have been blackguarding
they have been blackguarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blackguarding
you will have been blackguarding
he/she/it will have been blackguarding
we will have been blackguarding
you will have been blackguarding
they will have been blackguarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blackguarding
you had been blackguarding
he/she/it had been blackguarding
we had been blackguarding
you had been blackguarding
they had been blackguarding
Conditional
I would blackguard
you would blackguard
he/she/it would blackguard
we would blackguard
you would blackguard
they would blackguard
Past Conditional
I would have blackguarded
you would have blackguarded
he/she/it would have blackguarded
we would have blackguarded
you would have blackguarded
they would have blackguarded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackguard - someone who is morally reprehensibleblackguard - someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
perisher - bounder
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
Verb1.blackguard - subject to laughter or ridiculeblackguard - 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"
bemock, mock - treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
tease - mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"
lampoon, satirise, satirize - ridicule with satire; "The writer satirized the politician's proposal"
debunk, expose - expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
stultify - cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"
2.blackguard - use foul or abusive language towardsblackguard - use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
slang - abuse with coarse language
revile, vilify, vituperate, rail - spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
curse - heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
Translations

blackguard

(o.f.) [ˈblægɑːd]
A. Ncanalla mf
B. VTvilipendiar

blackguard

n (old)Bösewicht m, → (Spitz)bube m (old)

blackguard

[ˈblægɑːd] n (old) (pej) → canaglia
References in classic literature ?
I am ruined for ever in their opinion--' said I to myself--'I am shut out for ever from their society, they already think me an unprincipled fellow, this letter will only make them think me a blackguard one.
Hindley, enjoying his discomfiture, and gratified to see what a forbidding young blackguard he would be compelled to present himself.
His unpopularity with the blackguard multitude at the moment prevented my following his remains, but I helped to lay him in his coffin.
Not two-penn'orth of choice between them and a parcel of puppies," he said; "except that some of them are conscious that there is a man looking at them, although he is only a blackguard laborer.
Poligny never knew how far that extraordinary blackguard of an Erik humbugged him.
There was a drunken-looking blackguard opposite us in church,' he said to his son as they drove home; 'do you know who he was?
Well, anyway, I know that I am a blackguard, a scoundrel, an egoist, a sluggard.
Rushworth, but much worse-looking, and with a blackguard character.
He resembles the whole family of them, however, in being a blackguard, and perhaps this is what is meant.
Of course the dilemma was purely hypothetical; since he wasn't a blackguard Polish nobleman, it was absurd to speculate what his wife's rights would be if he WERE.
My last bottle of '84 - you miserable blackguard - you unutterable beast
If I had any doubts about helping Umbopa to rebel against that infernal blackguard," put in Good, "they are gone now.