evildoer

See also: evil-doer

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From Middle English yvel doer; equivalent to evil +‎ doer.

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evildoer (plural evildoers)

  1. A person who performs evil acts.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Psalms 37:1:
      Fret not thy ſelfe becauſe of euill doers, neither bee thou enuious againſt the workers of iniquitie.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      "But gallantly they fought. Oh Hiya! they fought like very men, and slew many, and held their own, and then I came and saved them, and the evildoers have I sent on hither to Kôr to be judged of thy greatness, oh She! and here they are."

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