Definition of offender in English:

offender

Line breaks: of|fend¦er
Pronunciation: /əˈfɛndə(r)
 
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noun

1A person who commits an illegal act: an institution for young 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
wrongdoer, criminal, lawbreaker, malefactor, felon, delinquent, culprit, guilty party, sinner, transgressor, evil-doer, reprobate, outlaw; juvenile delinquent, young offender
informal crook
Australian informal crim
Lawmalfeasant, misfeasor
archaic miscreant, trespasser
2A person or thing that does something wrong or causes problems: you can’t get away from sex these days, and the TV is the worst offender
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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