Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 949 (Bad Man)

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#949. Bad Man. -- N. bad man, wrongdoer, worker of iniquity; evildoer &c. 913; sinner; the wicked &c. 945; bad example.

villain, rascal, scoundrel, miscreant, budmash[obs], caitiff|!; wretch, reptile, viper, serpent, cockatrice, basilisk, urchin; tiger|!, monster; devil &c. (demon) 980; devil incarnate; demon in human shape, Nana Sahib; hellhound, hellcat; rakehell[obs].

bad woman, jade, Jezebel.

scamp, scapegrace, rip, runagate, ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scalawag, scallawag.

rou[French], rake; Sadist; skeesicks*[obs], skeezix* [obs][U.S.]; limb; one who has sold himself to the devil, fallen angel, ame damnee[Fr], vaurien[obs], mauvais sujet[Fr], loose fish, sad dog; rounder*; lost sheep, black sheep; castaway, recreant, defaulter; prodigal &c. 818.

rough, rowdy, hooligan, tough, ugly customer, mean mother [coll.], ruffian, bully, meanie [jocular]; Jonathan Wild; hangman.

incendiary, arsonist, fire bug [U.S.].

thief &c. 792; murderer, terrorist &c. 361.

[person who violates the criminal law] culprit, delinquent, crook, hoodlum, hood, criminal, thug, malefactor, offender, perpetrator, perp [coll.]; disorderly person, misdemeanant[Law]; outlaw; scofflaw; vandal; felon[convicted criminal]; convict, prisoner, inmate, jail bird, ticket of leave man; multiple offender.

blackguard, polisson[obs], loafer, sneak; rapscallion, rascallion[obs]; cullion[obs], mean wretch, varlet, kern[obs], ame-de- boue[Fr], drole[obs]; cur, dog, hound|!, whelp|!, mongrel|!; lown|!, loon, runnion[obs], outcast, vagabond; rogue &c. (knave) 941; ronian[obs]; scum of the earth, riffraff; Arcades ambo[obs].

Int. sirrah[obs]!

Phr. Acherontis pabulum[obs]; gibier de potence[Fr].