[rawng-doo-er, -doo-, rong-]
- a person who does wrong, especially a sinner or transgressor.
Origin of wrongdoer
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evildoer, culprit, offender.
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Examples from the Web for wrongdoer
Only through measure-for-measure exactness will the wrongdoer be paid back properly and justly.Numbers Don’t Tell the Mideast Story
July 10, 2014
One would have thought he was the wrongdoer and not the wronged.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
And where the law cannot touch the wrongdoer, God, who is the author of law, can and will punish.True Words for Brave Men
The first thing we owe to the wrongdoer is to give him his just deserts.
Punishment is a favor to the wrongdoer, just as bitter medicine is a favor to the sick.
Woe be to the wrongdoer who triumphs in such a case as this!True to His Home
- a person who acts immorally or illegally
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