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English noun: malefactor

1. malefactor (person) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime


Synonymscriminal, crook, felon, outlaw


Broader (hypernym)principal


Narrower (hyponym)abductor, accessary, accessory, arsonist, blackmailer, bootlegger, briber, coconspirator, conspirator, contrabandist, desperado, desperate criminal, drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, extortioner, extortionist, firebug, fugitive, fugitive from justice, gangster, gangster's moll, gaolbird, goon, gun moll, habitual criminal, highbinder, highjacker, hijacker, hood, hoodlum, incendiary, jail bird, jailbird, kidnaper, kidnapper, law offender, lawbreaker, liquidator, machinator, mafioso, manslayer, mobster, moll, moon curser, moon-curser, moonshiner, murderer, parolee, peddler, plotter, probationer, punk, pusher, racketeer, raper, rapist, recidivist, repeater, runner, scofflaw, smuggler, snatcher, stealer, strong-armer, suborner, thief, thug, tough, toughie, traitor, treasonist, violator


Instance hyponymBillie the Kid, Bonney, James, Jesse James, MacGregor, Rob Roy, Robert MacGregor, William H. Bonney









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