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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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Translations

blackguard

(o.f.) [ˈblægɑːd]
A. Ncanalla mf
B. VTvilipendiar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blackguard

n (old)Bösewicht m, → (Spitz)bube m (old)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

blackguard

[ˈblægɑːd] n (old) (pej) → canaglia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
By the light of a lantern suspended from the roof, he perceived a row of black guards sleeping, each with a naked sword lying by him, and he understood that the hall must form the ante-room to the chamber of some queen or princess.
A sharpshooter, he organized professional guerrilla soldiers known as the "Luna Sharpshooters" and the "Black Guard."
Gazza, who was hauled before the court after asking the black guard "Can you smile, so I can see you?" says: "I'm smiling outside, but inside I'm hurting."
Jeni' scathing letter, first posted g p last Monday, goes on to compare Oscar to Eugene Terre'Blanche - the murdered far-right white supremacist leader jailed for three years for attempted murder of a black guard.
Stating that Pistorius betrayed his people and has disappointed his fans, Allan further compared Pistorius to Eugene Terre'Blanche - the murdered far-right white supremacist leader jailed for three years for attempted murder of a black guard, saying that both are 'cut from the same cloth'.
This could also explain why we saw no temporal effect on the white and black dorsal stripes of the chipmunks, which consist primarily of white or black guard hairs (see Figure 3).
The July-August 2011 issue of Front Porch, an Arkansas Farm Bureau publication, provoked uncomfortable reactions in some readers, who thought the photo of a black Arkansas Department of Correction inmate standing in a cornfield with a hoe on his shoulder while being watched by a black guard on horseback looked like something out of Arkansas' pre-Civil War past.
CONVOY Baby Doc is driven away in black GUARD Gun cop escort from hotel DEFIANT Duvalier waves after his arrest
From the street sellers who populated the Cryes of London, to the "Black Guard" children who picked pockets and slept in annealing ovens, to the bootblacks, linkboys, and chimney sweeps, each type of beggar occupied a particular niche in society, providing services that no others would provide.