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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 have given them a thrashing they will remember; a set of cowardly, rascally `orange' blackguards.
By Jove, it would be a sin if you didn't come in with us, Cole; but for the lives these blackguards lost the thing's gone splendidly; it would be a sin if you went and lost yours, whereas, if you come in, the two of us would be able to shake off those devils: we should be too strong for 'em.
I say, from my own experience, that foreign sailors are even greater blackguards than English sailors.
If I must eat my hard fare here, madam," cries she to the landlady, "I beg the kitchen may be kept clear, that I may not be surrounded with all the blackguards in town: as for you, sir," says she to Partridge, "you look somewhat like a gentleman, and may sit still if you please; I don't desire to disturb anybody but mob.
Oh, it's not with him I'm riled," I said frankly, "but with those other blackguards, and--and with you, old chap, for taking it all as you do, while such infamous scoundrels have the last laugh, and are safely on their way to France
He was, I honestly believe, one of the greatest blackguards that ever lived.
We'll indict the blackguards for felony, and get 'em shipped off to penal settlements.
Members of the family and intimate friends were told by Daniel Jansenius that the widower had acted in a blackguard way, and that the Janseniuses did not care two-pence whether he came or stayed at home; that, but for the indecency of the thing, they were just as glad that he was keeping away.
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.