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One that performs evil acts.

e′vil·do′ing n.
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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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.
Al-Muqtafi pursued the people who had issued the fatwa about the evildoing of al-Rashid and had written up the charges [against al-Rashid]; he punished those who had justified the sanctions and fired whoever had justified the deposition [of the caliph al-Rashid]; and the vizier Sharaf al-Din 'Ali b.
The peasant informants who provided this information, and the census takers and scribes who recorded it, did not single out oprichnik evildoing as the worst, or the only, cause of peasant misfortune.
Elizabeth and other similar-minded writers need to provide the evidence for whom these actors are in this evildoing conspiracy and what exactly they are doing.
The Yang represents straight, bright, and encouraging characteristics that include propaganda tactics such as benefit appeal, rightfulness, alliance, steadfastness, we stand together, benevolence, and sage appeal, while the Ying is characterized by more devious, subtle, and threatening tactics like concealment, agitation, threat, confusion, evildoing, disunion, and showing weakness.
There are two types of Anti-White orientation, (a) one based in a cogitated reality perception about the American's way of life and the historic and contemporary evildoing and conquest by the Americans in their relationships with ADP and (b) the other appears more motored by negative energy of the sentiment "I just hate Whites, I hate all of them no good Crackers;" PB = Pro-Black which indicates personal commitment to the success of African-U.
United States, (47) the understanding of crime as a "compound concept" involving the pairing of "an evil-meaning mind with an evildoing hand" "took deep and early root in American soil": (48)
In connection to this, James Waller also adds that the process of brutalization (socialization into brutal acts) "includes a gradual desensitization or habituation to atrocities in which initial, relatively inconsequential, evil actions make later evildoing easier" (2001, 20).
2005 Evil and Human Agency: Understanding Collective Evildoing.
The only way to stop principled evildoing is, alas, by force", wrote Teson in 2012.