Synonyms of bastard in English:


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1‘he had fathered a bastard’


illegitimate child, child born out of wedlock

archaic, dated love child, by-blow

archaic natural child, natural daughter, natural son

2‘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

informal picaro

informal scumbag, pig, swine, louse, hound, cur, rat, beast, son of a bitch, s.o.b., low life, skunk, nasty piece of work, ratbag, wrong 'un

British informal git, toerag, scrote

Irish informal spalpeen, sleeveen

North American informal fink, rat fink

West Indian informal scamp

Australian NZ informal dingo

informal, dated cad, heel, rotter, bounder, bad egg, bad lot, dastard, knave, stinker, blighter

informal, archaic blackguard, miscreant, varlet, vagabond, rapscallion, whoreson

informal, vulgar slang sod, bugger, shit, fucker

North American informal, vulgar slang fuck, motherfucker, mofo, mother


1‘a bastard child’


illegitimate, born out of wedlock

archaic natural

2‘a bastard language’


hybrid, alloyed

adulterated, impure, inferior