- A person who behaves illegally or dishonestly; an offender: they need to punish wrongdoersMore example sentences
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
- 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.