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

Definition of evildoer

: one who does evil

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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

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Eddie Murphy is all pimped out and ready to rid his community of evildoers in the first trailer for the comic biopic, Dolemite Is My Name. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "First trailer for Dolemite Is My Name pays tribute to a blaxploitation legend," 12 Aug. 2019 Kosek said the fire-suppression campaign reflects a belief, deeply rooted in the Forest Service’s history, that people who set fires in forests are deviants and evildoers. Wendy Melillo, The Conversation, "Smokey (the) Bear is still keeping his watchful eye on America’s forests after 75 years on the job," 19 July 2019 Scripturally and constitutionally, the function of government is to protect its citizens and to punish evildoers within the society. baltimoresun.com, "Letters: After-school soccer club a success; Howard needs a plastic bag ban; and more from readers," 17 July 2019 Officially available online now, the line includes makeup inspired by all of your fave Disney evildoers, including Cruella de Vil, The Evil Queen, Ursula, Dr. Facilier, Maleficent, and Hades. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "ColourPop Released a Disney Villains Makeup Collection," 23 Mar. 2019 But the concept of Hell also has played a vital cathartic function in societies rife with injustice, providing the grim satisfaction that tyrannical leaders, corrupt priests and other evildoers would not escape God’s judgment in the world to come. Scott G. Bruce, WSJ, "Do We Still Need to Believe in Hell?," 13 Sep. 2018 In my experience, in decades of war reporting, the nuisance, the evildoer is Saudi Arabia. Fox News, "The unhinged left," 8 Aug. 2018 Toxic Avenger is unleashed to battle evildoers and corruption. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "The 24 most forgettable superheroes in movies," 5 July 2018 The result isn't a shades-of-gray spread of evildoers' responsibility. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review: This nonsense has gone full Sharknado," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of evildoer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of evildoer

: a person who does bad or evil things

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