blackguardly

blackguardly
blackguard NOUN dated a man who behaves in a dishonourable or contemptible way.
DERIVATIVES blackguardly adjective.
ORIGIN originally denoting a body of servants, especially the menials in charge of kitchen utensils; the exact significance of «black» is uncertain.

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  • Blackguardly — Black guard*ly, adv. & a. In the manner of or resembling a blackguard; abusive; scurrilous; ruffianly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackguardly — adjective or adverb see blackguard I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blackguardly — See blackguardism. * * * …   Universalium

  • blackguardly — adverb Like, or in the way of, a blackguard …   Wiktionary

  • blackguardly — black·guard·ly || blægɑːdlɪ adj. detestable; filthy adv. nastily, cursedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blackguardly — black·guard·ly …   English syllables

  • blackguardly — /ˈblægadli/ (say blagahdlee) adjective 1. of, like, or befitting a blackguard. –adverb 2. in the manner of a blackguard …  

  • blackguardly — adjective 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 • Syn: ↑rascally, ↑roguish, ↑scoundrelly • Similar to …   Useful english dictionary

  • rascally — adjective 1. 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 • Syn: ↑roguish, ↑scoundrelly, ↑blackguardly …   Useful english dictionary

  • scoundrelly — adjective 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 • Syn: ↑rascally, ↑roguish, ↑blackguardly • Similar t …   Useful english dictionary

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