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malefactor

mal·e·fac·tor

malefactor

 
pronunciation:
mae lih faek tr
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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.Some of the malefactors were imprisoned for little more than stealing bread.
similar words:
devil, miscreant
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