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noun as in lawbreaker

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When the same test was run under those conditions, the babies stared much less predictably at the wrongdoer, with the number who directed their eyes that way falling to the 50% or lower range.

From Time

In one trial, gazing at the wrongdoer caused the crushing square to fall only half the time—making the punishment less reliable.

From Time

Whistleblower lawsuits are initially sealed so potential wrongdoers aren’t tipped off and complaints can be investigated.

It is always easier to see your opponents as wrongdoers than your allies.

He argued that the companies’ connection to the specific farms in the case was unproved—and unprovable—and that the ATS law should be used only when the actual wrongdoers are identified.

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And there is the additional fear in these types of cases that the public will vilify the victim, not a celebrity wrongdoer.

Only through measure-for-measure exactness will the wrongdoer be paid back properly and justly.

Blago is a providential wrongdoer to maintain the Orwellian hate.

And the wrongdoer may still be sued in a civil action for the loss to the seller as before.

An act done by a wrongdoer, not under the lessor's order, will not justify the lessee in quitting.

Ordinarily the motive of the wrongdoer is not material in determining his maintenance of a nuisance.

Love should have but one punishment for the wrongdoer,—that is, forgiveness.

Officials could be aided and encouraged to aim at the prevention of wrongdoing rather than at the punishment of the wrongdoer.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wrongdoer, such as: crook, culprit, miscreant, perpetrator, trespasser, and violator.

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