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  • adv. Like, or in the way of, a blackguard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the manner of or resembling a blackguard; abusive; scurrilous; ruffianly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characteristic of a blackguard; rascally; villainous: as, a blackguardly business.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking principles or scruples


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  • “I know what photos are,” he said, thinking of Reynolds and his blackguardly image of Joss.

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  • He wanted to pop each of them square in the nose for their blackguardly insubordination.

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  • 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.

    The Body-Snatcher

  • Even matched against the blackguardly egoism of what you call genius? —

    Maurice Guest

  • The contents of this horrible, atrocious, grotesque and blackguardly letter were as follows, word for word:

    A Raw Youth

  • Characterizing adjectives, on the other hand, include doughy 'being like dough' and blackguardly 'being like a blackguard'.

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  • Also the South was becoming the subject of ridicule throughout the country, and I thought most southerners would not like to see themselves thought of as being hellions and blackguardly-type persons.

    Oral History Interview with Marion Wright, March 8, 1978. Interview B-0034. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • “Most blackguardly thing I ever saw,” George continued.

    Scales of Justice

  • The thought did occur to me, though I took great care not to hint at it, that he intended to make away with the Colonel, and looked to finding tools among his blackguardly dragoons and an opportunity when in actual conflict with the

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • I would ask that the severest penalty allowed be inflicted on the accused for his unwarranted, unmanly, and blackguardly conduct.

    Duty, and other Irish Comedies


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