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, blighter, bad lot
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, bad egg, dastard, knave, stinker
British informal, dated rotter, bounder
archaic blackguard, miscreant, varlet, vagabond, rapscallion, whoreson
vulgar slang shit, fucker
British vulgar slang wanker, tosser, arsehole, sod, bugger
North American vulgar slang fuck, motherfucker, asshole, mofo, mother


1‘a bastard child’

illegitimate, born out of wedlock
archaic natural

2‘a bastard language’

hybrid, alloyed
adulterated, impure, inferior