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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·ly adj. & adv.
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behavior typical of a blackguard, characterized by use of obscene language and by roguish actions. — blackguardery, n. — blackguardly, adj.See also: Behavior
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