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bastard

bas·tard

bastard

 
pronunciation:
bae strd
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a child of unmarried parents; illegitimate child.
She married only so that her child would not be born a bastard.
definition 2: something inauthentic or inferior.
definition 3: (often offensive) a despicable or pitiable person.
similar words:
villain
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part of speech: adjective
definition: inferior, inauthentic, or questionable in origin; illegitimate.
The king had several bastard children.