evil·​do·​er | \ ˌē-vəl-ˈdü-ər How to pronounce evildoer (audio) \

Definition of evildoer

: one who does evil

Examples of evildoer in a Sentence

The sheriff is protecting the community from evildoers. if good people stand by and do nothing, evildoers will triumph
Recent Examples on the Web The Mission follows a group of scientists aiming to thwart the plans of an evildoer and is highlighted by a car chase through the desert, which was shot over five days last summer. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Feb. 2022 There’s no all-encompassing darkness threatening to swallow a peaceful realm, no sinister spiritualist coveting the soul of an innocent waif, and certainly no power-hungry evildoer plotting to usurp a mighty crown. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2022 An evildoer might focus on a particular set of self-driving cars made by company X. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 The evildoer would presumably have the AI driving system be on constant alert for anyone approaching the vehicle, and then have the self-driving car skirt away (or try to drive at the person). Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 If a malicious evildoer was somehow able to take command of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) such as self-driving cars, the outcome could be disastrous. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 Majors is clearly delighted to be playing an evildoer. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 16 July 2021 Suppose though the evildoer cracks through the locks. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 16 June 2021 If the camera lingers on a pair of stiletto heels, shouldn’t some evildoer be gaffed on one by the end of the episode? John Anderson, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of evildoer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Evildoer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evildoer. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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