Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that performs evil acts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who performs evil acts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person who performs an evil deed; one who sins (without repenting).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who does evil; one who commits moral wrong.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who sins (without repenting)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Again and again, administration officials have insisted that some particular evildoer is causing all our problems.

    April 2004

  • He ... angry -- literally, "short of anger" (compare Pr 14: 29, opposite idea). man ... hated -- that is, the deliberate evildoer is more hated than the rash.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • One of the main differences from September 11th and today is that back then I knew that the evildoer was a crazy person in a cave outside the country.

    Jeannie Ralston: Why October 6th Felt Like September 11th

  • An 'evildoer' by any other name: How labels shape our attitudes toward violence

    Science & Tech Newsbits

  • As you know, tyrants comprise only a small subgroup within the vast "evildoer" big tent.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • We'd want all terrorists to carry a card that says "evildoer" and everyone else to carry a card that said "honest person who won't try to hijack or blow up anything."

    Archive 2004-02-01

  • (OSAKA, Japan) - In the trigger-happy post-9/11 world, the favoured way to instigate a war is to demand that the designated "evildoer" prove a negative.

    Salem-News.com

  • One motive driving Dubya could be his need "to prove himself to his father - to achieve what his father failed to do - to finish the job of the Gulf War, to get the 'evildoer' Saddam."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • He hasn't called anyone an "evildoer" or denounced an "axis of evil."

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  • Clary and Simon are dating (sort of), while Jace and the Lightwoods have been putting the pieces of their family life back together following the betrayal of Hodge (a custodial guardian for the Lightwood children) and the return of Valentine (Clary's and Jace's father, and resident evildoer).

    Rabid Reads: "City of Ashes" by Cassandra Clare

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