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wrongdoer

[ rawng-doo-er, -doo-, rong- ]
/ ˈrɔŋˌdu ər, -ˈdu-, ˈrɒŋ- /
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noun

a person who does wrong, especially a sinner or transgressor.

RELATED WORDS

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

Nearby words

wrong scent, on the, wrong side of someone, wrong side of the tracks, wrong-foot, wrong-headed, wrongdoer, wrongdoing, wronged, wrongful, wrongful death, wrongfully

Origin of wrongdoer

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

/ (ˈrɒŋˌduːə) /

noun

a person who acts immorally or illegally
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