HyperDic: offender

English > 1 sense of the word offender:
NOUNperson offender, wrongdoera person who transgresses moral or civil law
offender > pronunciation
Soundsahfeh'nder
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English > offender: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who transgresses moral or civil law.
Synonymwrongdoer
Narrowerabuser, maltreatersomeone who abuses
attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaultersomeone who attacks
barrator, barratersomeone guilty of barratry / barratry
convictA person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slickersomeone who leads you to believe something that is not true
delinquent, juvenile delinquentA young offender
deserter, defectorA person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
gonif, goniff, ganef, ganof(Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
malfeasantOne guilty of malfeasance
molestersomeone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities
no-show, nonattender, truantsomeone who shirks / shirks duty
perpetrator, culpritsomeone who perpetrates wrongdoing
pimp, procurer, panderer, pander, pandar, fancy man, poncesomeone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
principal(criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
recidivist, backslider, reversionistsomeone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
reprobate, miscreantA person without moral scruples
sharkA person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
shyster, pettifoggerA person (especially a lawyer or politician / politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
sinner, evildoerA person who sins (without repenting)
transgressorsomeone who transgresses
usurper, supplanterOne who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
war criminalAn offender who violates international law during times of war
Broaderbad personA person who does harm to others
Spanishdelincuente, infractor, malhechor
Catalaninfractor, malfactor
Verbsoffendact in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

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