A person who behaves illegally or dishonestly; an offender: they need to punish wrongdoers
More example sentences
- I'm happier if we can use our understanding of criminal mechanisms to prevent cybercrime, not just penalize wrongdoers after the fact.
- Trading standards officers say they will prosecute anyone found to be selling such items to children and the wrongdoer could then end up with a criminal record and a day in court.
- On the other hand, we have to consider the interest of society at large in finding our wrongdoers and repressing crime.
offender, lawbreaker, criminal, felon, convict, jailbird, delinquent, villain, black hat, culprit, guilty party, evil-doer, sinner, transgressor, malefactor, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, rascal, outlawinfractor
archaic miscreant, trespasser