wrongdoer


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wrong·do·er

 (rông′do͞o′ər, rŏng′-)
n.
One who does wrong, especially morally or ethically.

wrong′do′ing n.

wrongdoer

(ˈrɒŋˌduːə)
n
(Law) a person who acts immorally or illegally

wrong•do•er

(ˈrɔŋˌdu ər, -ˈdu-, ˈrɒŋ-)

n.
a person who does wrong, esp. a sinner or transgressor.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil lawwrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
abuser, maltreater - someone who abuses
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
bad person - a person who does harm to others
barrater, barrator - someone guilty of barratry
convict - a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
delinquent, juvenile delinquent - a young offender
defector, deserter - a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
ganef, ganof, gonif, goniff - (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
transgressor - someone who transgresses; someone who violates a law or command; "the way of transgressors is hard"
malfeasant - one guilty of malfeasance
molester - someone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities
nonattender, no-show, truant - someone who shirks duty
culprit, perpetrator - someone who perpetrates wrongdoing
fancy man, pandar, pander, panderer, pimp, procurer, ponce - someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
principal - (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
backslider, reversionist, recidivist - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
miscreant, reprobate - a person without moral scruples
shark - a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
pettifogger, shyster - a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
evildoer, sinner - a person who sins (without repenting)
supplanter, usurper - one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
war criminal - an offender who violates international law during times of war

wrongdoer

noun offender, criminal, villain, culprit, sinner, delinquent, trespasser (archaic), miscreant, malefactor, evildoer, transgressor, lawbreaker ways to punish the wrongdoer so he will not offend again
Translations
مُذْنِب، جانٍ، مُسيء
lovovertræder
jogsértõ
misindismaîur, afbrotamaîur
páchateľ

wrongdoer

[ˈrɒŋˌduːəʳ] Nmalhechor(a) m/f, delincuente mf

wrongdoer

[ˈrɒŋduːər] nmalfaiteur m

wrongdoer

nMissetäter(in) m(f), → Übeltäter(in) m(f)

wrongdoer

[ˈrɒŋˌduːəʳ] nmalfattore/trice

wrong

(roŋ) adjective
1. having an error or mistake(s); incorrect. The child gave the wrong answer; We went in the wrong direction.
2. incorrect in one's answer(s), opinion(s) etc; mistaken. I thought Singapore was south of the Equator, but I was quite wrong.
3. not good, not morally correct etc. It is wrong to steal.
4. not suitable. He's the wrong man for the job.
5. not right; not normal. There's something wrong with this engine; What's wrong with that child – why is she crying?
adverb
incorrectly. I think I may have spelt her name wrong.
noun
that which is not morally correct. He does not know right from wrong.
verb
to insult or hurt unjustly. You wrong me by suggesting that I'm lying.
ˈwrongful adjective
not lawful or fair. wrongful dismissal from a job.
ˈwrongfully adverb
ˈwrongfulness noun
ˈwrongly adverb
1. incorrectly. The letter was wrongly addressed.
2. unjustly. I have been wrongly treated.
ˈwrongdoer noun
a person who does wrong or illegal things. The wrongdoers must be punished.
ˈwrongdoing noun
do (someone) wrong
to insult (someone), treat (someone) unfairly etc.
do wrong
to act incorrectly or unjustly. You did wrong to punish him.
go wrong
1. to go astray, badly, away from the intended plan etc. Everything has gone wrong for her in the past few years.
2. to stop functioning properly. The machine has gone wrong – I can't get it to stop!
3. to make a mistake. Where did I go wrong in that sum?
in the wrong
guilty of an error or injustice. She is completely blameless. You're the one who's in the wrong!
References in classic literature ?
It is because people think only about their own business, and won't trouble themselves to stand up for the oppressed, nor bring the wrongdoer to light.
The idea that the great national hero of the hour had arrested a wrongdoer with his own hand doubtless had its weight with the police, who are not without elements of the journalist.
After that it would be but a short time before he had surrounded the Arab stronghold and punished the motley crew of wrongdoers who inhabited it.
The inviolate spirit turns their spite against the wrongdoers.
Therefore, conventional tribal punishments will always be applied to them, including the wrongdoer shall never be sheltered, a wrongdoer will never be accepted or dealt with but by similar wrongdoer.
It argues that punitive damages lose some of their appeal when leached of their retributivist content because, research in the field of moral psychology suggests, preventing future misconduct by other potential wrongdoers is not as psychologically satisfying as seeing the individual wrongdoer receive her just deserts.
Long-held estate plans overturned by the greedy manipulation of a wrongdoer aggravate grief and loss with the shock of financial elder abuse.
One has pointed out to the wrongdoer his wrongdoing, but it did not help.
Why hasn't our government heard of deterrents that really do make the wrongdoer think twice?
Holmgren's position is that the attitudes of forgiveness and compassion, when achieved by requisite moral and emotional work through other feelings, are always appropriate responses to wrongdoing, regardless of any conditions a wrongdoer may meet or fail to meet.
Either the police are incapable of catching the wrongdoer, or the wrongdoers are genuises, only to be caught by complicated computers.
We should confront a wrongdoer humbly, not self-righteously, and we should do it privately, not publicly: "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you" (Matthew 18:15) We should not seek revenge, nor bear a grudge, nor confront people in order to get something off our chest and make ourselves feel better, but to sincerely help the other person see what they've done wrong.