Bastard vs. Lovechild - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Bastard (noun)

    A person who was born out of wedlock, and hence often considered an illegitimate descendant.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A mongrel. A biological cross between different breeds, groups or varieties.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A contemptible, inconsiderate, overly or arrogantly rude or spiteful person. See asshole, sod.

    "Some bastard stole my car while I was helping an injured person."

  • Bastard (noun)

    A man, a fellow, a male friend.

    "lucky bastard, poor bastard"

    "Get over here, you old bastard!"

  • Bastard (noun)

    (often preceded by 'poor') A person deserving of pity.

    "Poor bastard, I feel so sorry for him."

    "These poor bastards started out life probably in bad or broken homes."

  • Bastard (noun)

    A child who does not know his or her father.

  • Bastard (noun)

    Something extremely difficult or unpleasant to deal with.

    "Life can be a real bastard."

  • Bastard (noun)

    A variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin, fake or counterfeit.

    "The architecture was a kind of bastard, suggesting Gothic but not being true Gothic."

  • Bastard (noun)

    Used in the vernacular name of a species to indicate that it is similar in some way to another species, often but not always one of another genus.

    "bastard gemsbok, bastard mahogany, bastard toadflax, bastard trumpeter"

  • Bastard (noun)

    An intermediate-grade file; also bastard file.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A sweet wine.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A sword that is midway in length between a short-sword and a long sword; also bastard sword.

  • Bastard (noun)

    An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from syrups that have been boiled several times.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A large mould for straining sugar.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A writing paper of a particular size.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A John Major.

  • Bastard (adjective)

    of or like a bastard (illegitimate human descendant)

  • Bastard (adjective)

    of or like a bastard (bad person)

  • Bastard (adjective)

    of or like a mongrel, bastardized creature/cross

  • Bastard (adjective)

    of abnormal, irregular or otherwise inferior qualities (size, shape etc.)

    "a bastard musket; a bastard culverin"

  • Bastard (adjective)

    spurious, lacking authenticity: counterfeit, fake

  • Bastard (adjective)

    Very unpleasant.

    "I've got a bastard headache."

  • Bastard (adjective)

    Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.

  • Bastard (adjective)

    Consisting of one predominant color blended with small amounts of complementary color; used to replicate natural light because of their warmer appearance.

    "A bastard orange gel produces predominantly orange light with undertones of blue."

  • Bastard (interjection)

    Exclamation of strong dismay or strong sense of being upset.

  • Bastard (verb)

    To bastardize.

  • Lovechild (noun)

    alternative form of love child

Oxford Dictionary

  • Bastard (noun)

    an unpleasant or despicable person

    "he lied to me, the bastard!"

  • Bastard (noun)

    a person of a specified kind

    "he was a lucky bastard"

  • Bastard (noun)

    a difficult or awkward undertaking, situation, or device

    "it's been a bastard of a week"

  • Bastard (noun)

    a person born of parents not married to each other.

  • Bastard (adjective)

    (of a thing) no longer in its pure or original form; debased

    "a bastard Darwinism"

  • Bastard (adjective)

    (of a handwriting script or typeface) showing a mixture of different styles.

  • Bastard (adjective)

    born of parents not married to each other; illegitimate

    "a bastard child"

Webster Dictionary

  • Bastard (noun)

    A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.

  • Bastard (noun)

    An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that have already had several boilings.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A sweet Spanish wine like muscatel in flavor.

  • Bastard (noun)

    A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.

  • Bastard (adjective)

    Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.

  • Bastard (adjective)

    Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; - applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so.

  • Bastard (adjective)

    Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin.

  • Bastard (adjective)

    Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.

  • Bastard

    To bastardize.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Bastard (noun)

    insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

  • Bastard (noun)

    the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

  • Bastard (noun)

    derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin;

    "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

  • Bastard (adjective)

    born out of wedlock;

    "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"

  • Bastard (adjective)

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

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