evil·​do·​er ˌē-vəl-ˈdü-ər How to pronounce evildoer (audio)
: 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 There aren’t any foul words per se in the essay, other than alluding to the famed evildoer and equating that person with John Smith. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 5 Feb. 2023 After gruesomely killing his first set of Italian evildoers in the third movie's opening scenes, McCall speaks out loud to his long-deceased wife. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 Heart of Stone 2 could follow the same format as the original film, with Rachel trying to keep the powerful Heart out of the hands of evildoers. Temi Adebowale, Men's Health, 12 Aug. 2023 They’re also known to emerge from the abyss of hell itself — or Jigoku in Japanese Buddhism — to frighten mortals, or torment evildoers who are sent there. Alex Orlando, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2023 He was supposed to be the hero who caught bad guys and investigated evildoers. Scott Johnson, Rolling Stone, 19 June 2023 One evildoer human can easily generate zillions of dating profiles via the use of generative AI. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2023 Also, for my analysis of how evildoers are aiming to use generative AI for wrongdoing, see the link here. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 Sometimes an evildoer will forge the grantor’s signature to a deed and then file the forged deed in the county deed records. Dallas News, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evildoer was in the 14th century

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“Evildoer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evildoer. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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evil·​do·​er ˌē-vəl-ˈdü-ər How to pronounce evildoer (audio)
: a person who does evil

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