Synonyms of bastard in English:


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1‘he had fathered a bastard’

illegitimate child, child born out of wedlock
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 scumbag, pig, swine, louse, hound, cur, rat, beast, son of a bitch, SOB, 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
North American informal butthole
West Indian informal scamp
Australian, New Zealand informal dingo
informal, dated cad, heel, rotter, bounder, bad egg, bad lot, dastard, knave, stinker, blighter
archaic blackguard, miscreant, varlet, vagabond, rapscallion, whoreson
vulgar slang sod, bugger, shit, fucker
British vulgar slang wanker, tosser, arsehole
North American 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