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Pronunciation:  'malu`faktur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime

MALEFACTOR is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: criminal, crook, felon, outlaw
 See Also: abductor, accessary, accessory, arsonist, Billie the Kid, blackmailer, Bonney, 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, goon, gun moll, habitual criminal, highbinder, highjacker, hijacker, hood, hoodlum, incendiary, James, Jesse James, kidnapper, law offender, lawbreaker, liquidator, MacGregor, machinator, mafioso, manslayer, mobster, moll, mooncurser, moonshiner, murderer, offender, parolee, peddler, plotter, probationer, punk, pusher, racketeer, raper, rapist, recidivist, repeater, Rob Roy, Robert MacGregor, runner, scofflaw, smuggler, snatcher, stealer, strong-armer, suborner, thief, thug, tough, toughie, traitor, treasonist, violator, William H. Bonney, wrongdoer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mal`e*fac"tor\, n. [L., fr. malefacere to do evil;
male ill, evil + facere to do. See {Malice}, and {Fact}.]
1. An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to
   public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.

2. One who does wrong by injuring another, although not a
   criminal. [Obs.] --H. Brooke. Fuller.

Syn: Evil doer; criminal; culprit; felon; convict.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bad person, blackguard, criminal, crook, culprit, deceiver, delinquent, evil man, evil person, evildoer, felon, gangster, knave, lawbreaker, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, misdemeanant, misdemeanist, misfeasor, mobster, offender, outlaw, public enemy, racketeer, rascal, rogue, scoundrel, sinner, thief, transgressor, villain, worker of ill, wrongdoer