Synonyms and Antonyms of malefactor
a person who commits moral wrongs
- She regards anyone who would cause the breakup of a family as a malefactor of the worst sort.
criminal, crook, felon, lawbreaker, miscreant, misdoer, misfeasor, offender, reprobate, transgressor, villain
corrupter (also corruptor)
a person who has committed a crime
- The victim was able to give a clear description of the malefactor to the police.
evildoer, gallows bird, misdoer, misfeasor, sinner, transgressor, trespasser, villain, wrongdoer
blackhander, gangster, hoodlum, hooligan, mobster, racketeer, thug
enforcer, gun, gunman, hit man, triggerman
backslider, recidivist, relapser, repeater
accused, arrestee, defendant, detainee, fish, suspect