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Born of parents not married to each other
“Either I was the bastard child of a forbidden coupling, or, possibly worse, I was uncharted waters, a girl whose paternity was unknown.”
In an impure form due to having been adulterated
“They're still rubbing along in a bastard genre, they're just a bit better than most at it.”
Low in quality or below expectations
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“The film enforces upon its spectators a bastard version of authorized history.”
Having become morally corrupt or impure
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A person born of parents not married to each other
“Besides, my marriage means my son is a legitimate child, not a bastard as these rumor mongers would have you believe.”
An unpleasant or despicable person
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“But although her father hadn't been bad to her, he'd been a complete bastard to her mother, and she hated him for that.”
An adult male person
“I'm going to miss that cranky old bastard. He was a cranky old bastard, wasn't he?”
Something extremely difficult or unpleasant
“Sometimes, life is a real bastard. That's an unfortunate but immutable fact.”
Any animal resulting from the crossing of different breeds or types
A person, especially of a specified nature
A person who lacks intelligence
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