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[rawng-doo-er, -doo-, rong-]
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  1. a person who does wrong, especially a sinner or transgressor.
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Origin of wrongdoer

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at wrong, doer

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Related Words for wrongdoer

culprit, miscreant, crook, trespasser, violator, perpetrator, malefactor, offender, felon, criminal, transgressor, sinner

Examples from the Web for wrongdoer

Contemporary Examples of wrongdoer

Historical Examples of wrongdoer

  • 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

    Charles Kingsley

  • The first thing we owe to the wrongdoer is to give him his just deserts.

    Practical Ethics

    William DeWitt Hyde

  • Punishment is a favor to the wrongdoer, just as bitter medicine is a favor to the sick.

    Practical Ethics

    William DeWitt Hyde

  • Woe be to the wrongdoer who triumphs in such a case as this!

    True to His Home

    Hezekiah Butterworth

British Dictionary definitions for wrongdoer


  1. a person who acts immorally or illegally
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