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malefactor

mal·e·fac·tor

malefactor

 
pronunciation:
mae lih faek tr
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: one who commits a crime or does evil; criminal or wrongdoer.
The police were eager to bring the malefactor to justice.Society does not easily forgive violent malefactors.
similar words:
devil, miscreant
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