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Synonyms for blackguard

someone who is morally reprehensible

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Israel Zangwill praises the novella as a "subtle study of the psychology of blackguardism in diverse shades and degrees," assessing Herrick's particular "shade" as "want of backbone" (461 my emphasis).
Peter's Cathedral that "The blackguardism of British rule in Ireland at the present time, in spite of all the talk during the past six years about liberty and justice, is such as no degradation or brutality known of could surpass.