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noun as in murderer

noun as in wrongdoer

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Nearly two in five said that nothing happened to that perpetrator.

We hear from the perpetrators, some of them remorseless and eager for more blood, others wondering what had taken hold of them in a moment of violence, worried about getting caught.

Survivors shouldn’t also be forced to jump through hurdles to hold their perpetrators accountable.

In some cities, it’s been used to make predictions about who might be a victim or a perpetrator of violent crime.

There needs to be accountability, she said, because forgiveness does not happen when a perpetrator wants to move on.

Choosing not to pursue a perpetrator is not admittance of lies or false motives.

However, Brunner was not the only perpetrator of the Holocaust mooching around the streets of the Syrian capital.

Ultimately, all it took was the mere mention of a lawyer for the perpetrator to delete the accounts and disappear completely.

Another surveillance video, showing the perpetrator with hammer in hand, is here.

Nor is it surprising that the employer of the accused has neither fired the alleged perpetrator nor denounced the trial.

If an apology is made by the unlucky perpetrator of the accident, try to set him at his ease by your own lady-like composure.

How frequently it has been said that an evil deed recoils upon the head of the perpetrator!

If he was the perpetrator of this crime, how comes it that he was not detected and denounced by the young people I saw going out?

Laurie viewed the perpetrator of the melancholy sounds with a cold, unrelenting eye.

Those cognisant of the facts concluded that the perpetrator of the mischief was discovered.


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On this page you'll find 140 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perpetrator, such as: assassin, butcher, cut-throat, enforcer, executioner, and killer.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.