Malefactor and Villain


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Malefactor noun – A person who commits moral wrongs.
Usage example: she regards anyone who would cause the breakup of a family as a malefactor of the worst sort

Villain is a synonym for malefactor in criminal topic. In some cases you can use "Villain" instead the word "Malefactor" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like wrongdoer, miscreant, evildoer. popular alternative
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Villain noun – A mean, evil, or unprincipled person.
Usage example: only a heartless villain would kidnap a baby for ransom

Malefactor is a synonym for villain in criminal topic. You can use "Malefactor" instead the word "Villain" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as miscreant, evildoer, evil person. popular alternative
Nearby Words: villainous, villainy
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