peccant


peccant
I (culpable) adjective aberrant, accursed, accusable, amoral, astray, bad, base, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, chargeable, criminal, criminous, debauched, dishonest, erroneous, evil, execrable, faultful, fiendish, foul, full of mischief, guilty, guilty of transgression, heinous, illegal, immoral, impious, incorrigible, inexcusable, inexpiable, infamous, iniquitous, intolerable, maleficent, maleficial, meriting blame, mischievous, naughty, nefarious, offensive, peccans, reprehensible, reprobate, scandalous, shameful, sinful, transgressing, trespassing, unforgivable, unjust, unjustifiable, unpardonable, unprincipled, unrighteous, unscrupulous, unvirtuous, unworthy, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, without excuse, wretched, wrong, wrongful II (unhealthy) adjective afflicting, contaminated, corroding, corrosive, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, detrimental, disadvantageous, diseased, disserviceable, envenomed, gravis, harmful, injurious, insalubrious, insalubris, lethal, malefic, maleficent, malignant, miasmal, morbid, morbific, nocuous, noisome, noxious, perilous, pestilent, poisoned, poisonous, septic, tainted, toxic, unfavorable to health, unhygienic, unwholesome, venomous, virulent III index bad (offensive), blameful, blameworthy, culpable, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), disgraceful, errant, guilty, iniquitous, malignant, nefarious, objectionable, offensive (offending), profane, profligate (corrupt), reprehensible, reprobate, sinister

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  • Peccant — Pec cant, a. [L. peccans, antis, p. pr. of peccare to sin: cf. F. peccant.] 1. Sinning; guilty of transgression; criminal; as, peccant angels. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Morbid; corrupt; as, peccant humors. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Wrong;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peccant — peccant, ante [ pekɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • pechantes 1314; du lat. médiév. peccans, de peccare « pécher » ♦ Vx Humeurs peccantes, mauvaises. ⊗ HOM. Pécan, pékan. ⇒PECCANT, ANTE, adj. MÉD. ANC., littér., le plus souvent au fém. plur. [En parlant d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Peccant — Pec cant, n. An offender. [Obs.] Whitlock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peccant — peccant, ante (pè kkan, kkan t ) adj. Terme de médecine. Épithète donnée par les humoristes aux humeurs, quand elles pèchent par rapport à la qualité surtout. •   Certaines humeurs, qu entre nous autres savants nous appelons humeurs peccantes,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • peccant — c.1600 (adj.), 1620s (n.), from L. peccantem, prp. of peccare “to sin.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • peccant — Peccant, [pecc]ante. adj. Qui peche. Il n a d usage qu au feminin, & dans cette phrase, Humeur peccante, pour dire, l Humeur qui peche en quantité ou en qualité. Il faut évacuer l humeur peccante, les humeurs peccantes …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • peccant — [pek′ənt] adj. [L peccans, prp. of peccare, to sin] 1. sinful; sinning 2. breaking or disregarding a rule or practice; faulty 3. Rare diseased or causing disease peccantly adv …   English World dictionary

  • peccant — adjective Etymology: Latin peccant , peccans, present participle of peccare to stumble, sin Date: circa 1604 1. guilty of a moral offense ; sinning 2. violating a principle or rule ; faulty • peccantly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peccant — peccancy, peccantness, n. peccantly, adv. /pek euhnt/, adj. 1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense. 2. violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong. [1595 1605; < L peccant (s. of peccans), prp. of peccare to err, offend;… …   Universalium

  • peccant — Unhealthy; producing disease. [L. peccans ( ant ), pres. p. of pecco, to sin] * * * pec·cant pek ənt adj causing disease <specific virtues...of drugs, as opposed to the unspecific adjustment of „peccant humours,” were recognized in the 16th… …   Medical dictionary


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