wrongdoer

noun wrong·do·er \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-ər \

Definition of wrongdoer

:one that does wrong; especially :one who transgresses moral laws

Examples of wrongdoer in a Sentence

  1. anticorruption crusaders are going after wrongdoers at every level of the nation's government

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First Known Use of wrongdoer

15th century


WRONGDOER Defined for English Language Learners

wrongdoer

noun

Definition of wrongdoer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who does something that is morally or legally wrong


WRONGDOER Defined for Kids

wrongdoer

noun wrong·do·er \ ˈrȯŋ-ˈdü-ər \

Definition of wrongdoer for Students

:a person who does wrong and especially a moral wrong

Law Dictionary

wrongdoer

noun wrong·do·er \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-ər \

legal Definition of wrongdoer

:one (as a criminal or tortfeasor) who does wrong


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