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Synonyms of bastard in English:


  • 1 archaic he had fathered a bastard
    illegitimate child, child born out of wedlock
    dated love child, by-blow
    archaic natural child/son/daughter
  • 2 informal the director's an arrogant bastard
    scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, brute, animal, weasel, snake, monster, ogre, wretch, devil, good-for-nothing, reprobate, wrongdoer, evil-doer;
    Spanish picaro
    British informal git, toerag, scrote
    Irish informal spalpeen, sleeveen
    North American informal fink, rat fink
    West Indian informal scamp
    Australian/New Zealand informal dingo
    informal, , dated cad, heel, rotter, bounder, bad egg, bad lot, dastard, knave, stinker, blighter
    archaic blackguard, miscreant, varlet, vagabond, rapscallion, whoreson
    vulgar slang sod, bugger, shit, fucker
    North American vulgar slang fuck, motherfucker, mofo, mother
  • adjective

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  • 1 archaic a bastard child
  • 2 a bastard language
    hybrid, alloyed;
    adulterated, impure, inferior
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