Definition of offender in English:

offender

Syllabification: of·fend·er
Pronunciation: /əˈfendər
 
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noun

  • 2A person or thing that offends, does something wrong, or causes problems: of atmospheric pollutants, the worst offender is sulfur dioxide he himself may be an offender of the very issues he is discussing
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    • The two greatest offenders come back-to-back in the middle of the album.
    • In this respect, the Roman Catholics are not by any means the only offenders.
    • People working in hospitals have told me that the worst offenders for not washing their hands are the doctors.

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