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Wordnet 3.0


1. liable to sin;
- Example: "a frail and peccable mortal"- Sir Walter Scott
[syn: peccable, peccant]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; defective; faulty. [R.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peccant \Pec"cant\, n. An offender. [Obs.] --Whitlock. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

peccant adj 1: liable to sin; "a frail and peccable mortal"- Sir Walter Scott [syn: peccable, peccant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

158 Moby Thesaurus words for "peccant": aberrant, abominable, abroad, adrift, all abroad, all off, all wrong, amiss, arraignable, arrant, askew, astray, at fault, atrocious, awry, bad, bad for, base, beside the mark, black, blamable, blameworthy, cankered, carious, censurable, contaminated, corrupt, criminal, culpable, damnable, dark, decayed, deceptive, decomposed, defective, delusive, deviant, deviational, deviative, diseased, disgraceful, distorted, errant, erring, erroneous, evil, execrable, fallacious, false, faultful, faulty, festering, flagitious, flagrant, flawed, foul, gangrened, gangrenous, gone bad, guilty, harmful, heinous, heretical, heterodox, ill, illogical, illusory, impeachable, implicated, improper, inaccurate, inauspicious, inculpated, indictable, inexpedient, infamous, infected, inferior, iniquitous, injurious, insalubrious, insanitary, invalid, involved, knavish, low, malevolent, monstrous, morbid, morbific, mortified, naughty, necrosed, necrotic, nefarious, noisome, not right, not true, noxious, off, off the track, out, pathogenic, pathological, perverse, perverted, pestiferous, poisoned, polluted, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rank, reprehensible, reproachable, reprobate, reprovable, rotten, rotting, scandalous, self-contradictory, septic, shameful, sinful, sinister, sphacelated, spoiled, straying, suppurating, suppurative, tainted, to blame, ulcerated, ulcerous, unfactual, unfavorable, unforgivable, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic, unkind, unorthodox, unpardonable, unpleasant, unproved, unsanitary, unskillful, unspeakable, untoward, untrue, unwholesome, unworthy, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, wide, wrong