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One that performs evil acts.

e′vil·do′ing n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evildoing - the act of transgressingevildoing - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
abomination - an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence; "his treatment of the children is an abomination"
evil, wickedness, immorality, iniquity - morally objectionable behavior
villainy - a criminal or vicious act
turpitude, depravity - a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"
vice - a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
sinning, sin - an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
terrorisation, terrorization - an act of terrorism
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
crime - an evil act not necessarily punishable by law; "crimes of the heart"
inside job - some transgression committed with the assistance of someone trusted by the victim; "the police decided that the crime was an inside job"
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It's about the very serious issue of press freedom around the world and also the exposure of evildoing of governments, such as the collateral murder of civilians in Iraq.'
Without candor and a sense of proportion, however, the whole truth about the encounter of civilization with barbarism in North America has degenerated into a Hollywood fantasy of unforgivable evildoing on the part of white invaders who, professing to bring salvation to savagery, had proved to be themselves the real savages.
'We want to expose the injustices and evildoing' of the government, said Montejo.
In one way, United States President Donald Trump's attack on America's foreign trade partners resembles his attack on immigrants: In each case, the attack is framed as a response to evildoing that exists only in his imagination.
Details of what happened at the lighthouse reach the residents of Weatherfield and questions are asked about how much Eileen knew of Pat's evildoing. She said: "Eileen feels shock, guilt, anger - as you would do.
They will just use you and your communities on their evildoing like killing, kidnapping and extortion.
The woman in pay of a lover, who encourages with words and instigates to evildoing, is not worthy to be called human, for she is something diabolical [...] there are no words to describe the evils that are caused by women such as these [...] some of these women are so skilful that they can captivate you with their eyes with no words spoken.
Rousseau's primitive utopia is a world without industry, without ties, without wars, and, importantly, without laws, for, he writes, "It is neither the growth of enlightenment nor the curb of the Law, but the calm of the passions and the ignorance of vice that keep [savage men] from evildoing" (151-52).
But I am quite perplexed as to why this evildoing continues and spreads in many parts of the world.
Organizations Socialize Individuals into Evildoing, in codes of Conduct:
Syrians have experienced enough atrocities over the past six years that using Hitler as a benchmark for evildoing is hardly necessary.