a person who does wrong, especially a sinner or transgressor.
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How to use wrongdoer in a sentence
When the same test was run under those conditions, the babies stared much less predictably at the wrongdoer, with the number who directed their eyes that way falling to the 50% or lower range.8-Month-Old Babies Recognize Wrongdoers and Seek to Punish Them | Jeffrey Kluger | June 16, 2022 | Time
In one trial, gazing at the wrongdoer caused the crushing square to fall only half the time—making the punishment less reliable.8-Month-Old Babies Recognize Wrongdoers and Seek to Punish Them | Jeffrey Kluger | June 16, 2022 | Time
Whistleblower lawsuits are initially sealed so potential wrongdoers aren’t tipped off and complaints can be investigated.A Program Promised to Pay for Brain-Damaged Infants’ Care. Then It Sent Families to Medicaid Instead. | by Daniel Chang and Carol Marbin Miller, Miami Herald | June 1, 2021 | ProPublica
It is always easier to see your opponents as wrongdoers than your allies.Half of Republicans say that the Capitol violence was mostly antifa’s fault | Philip Bump | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
He argued that the companies’ connection to the specific farms in the case was unproved—and unprovable—and that the ATS law should be used only when the actual wrongdoers are identified.Big Chocolate’s trip to the Supreme Court could have big implications for corporations | Vivienne Walt | December 1, 2020 | Fortune
And there is the additional fear in these types of cases that the public will vilify the victim, not a celebrity wrongdoer.
Only through measure-for-measure exactness will the wrongdoer be paid back properly and justly.
Blago is a providential wrongdoer to maintain the Orwellian hate.
And the wrongdoer may still be sued in a civil action for the loss to the seller as before.
An act done by a wrongdoer, not under the lessor's order, will not justify the lessee in quitting.
Ordinarily the motive of the wrongdoer is not material in determining his maintenance of a nuisance.
Love should have but one punishment for the wrongdoer,—that is, forgiveness.Edgar Saltus: The Man | Marie Saltus
Officials could be aided and encouraged to aim at the prevention of wrongdoing rather than at the punishment of the wrongdoer.The Criminal & the Community | James Devon
British Dictionary definitions for wrongdoer
a person who acts immorally or illegally
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