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offender

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

Definition of offender in English:

noun

1A person who commits an illegal act: an institution for juvenile offenders
More example sentences
  • Offenders often fail to realize the severity of their crimes, and an antagonistic prison environment can exacerbate feelings of being wrongly accused and hamper treatment.
  • State budget deficits are often amplified by costs associated with prisons bulging with nonviolent drug offenders.
  • In the past two decades, the federal prison population has doubled, mostly due to drug offenders.
Synonyms
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
More example sentences
  • 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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