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malefactor

División en sílabas: mal·e·fac·tor
Pronunciación: /ˈmaləˌfaktər
 
/

Definición de malefactor en inglés:

sustantivo

formal
A person who commits a crime or some other wrong.
Example sentences
  • Good policing and tough sentencing have pushed New York to a tipping point, deterring some potential malefactors from crime.
  • The cure for crime is locking up malefactors and doing so with equal and impartial enthusiasm regardless of skin colour.
  • She must have been a terrible malefactor indeed if her crimes are in proportion to her penalty.
Sinónimos

Origen

late Middle English: from Latin, from malefact- 'done wrong', from the verb malefacere, from male 'ill' + facere 'do'.

Derivados

malefaction

1
Pronunciación: /ˌmaləˈfakSHən/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Conversely, the apparatus of state censorship demands the literary malefactions it polices.
  • I mean, this is malefaction, unimaginable violence against young women.
  • For some of the publishing malefactions over the last three or four decades, the New Journalism surely can be held accountable.

Words that rhyme with malefactor

benefactor

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