blackguardly


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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blackguardly - lacking principles or scruplesblackguardly - lacking principles or scruples; "the rascally rabble"; "the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy" - W.M. Thackaray; "the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
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Translations

blackguardly

(o.f.) [ˈblægɑːdlɪ] ADJvil, canallesco
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blackguardly

adj deed, personniederträchtig
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References in classic literature ?
As the cab drew up before the address indicated, the fog lifted a little and showed him a dingy street, a gin palace, a low French eating house, a shop for the retail of penny numbers and twopenny salads, many ragged children huddled in the doorways, and many women of many different nationalities passing out, key in hand, to have a morning glass; and the next moment the fog settled down again upon that part, as brown as umber, and cut him off from his blackguardly surroundings.
Guppy, a little emboldened, "it is no matter arising out of Jarndyce and Jarndyce that made me so desirous to speak to your ladyship, which conduct I have no doubt did appear, and does appear, obtrusive--in fact, almost blackguardly."
For his day of work he indemnified himself by nights of roaring, blackguardly enjoyment; and when that balance had been struck, the organ that he called his conscience declared itself content.