Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that performs evil acts.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who performs evil acts.

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

  • noun 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

  • 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."

    Boing Boing: February 1, 2004 - February 7, 2004 Archives

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

    Archive 2005-01-01

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

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • 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

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