bad person

bad persons

Definitions of bad person
  1. noun
    a person who does harm to others
    synonyms: malefactor
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    good person
    a person who is good to other people
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    offender, wrongdoer
    a person who transgresses moral or civil law
    bad egg
    (old-fashioned slang) a bad person
    a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
    destroyer, ruiner, undoer, uprooter, waster
    a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    debauchee, libertine, rounder
    a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
    a person who serves or caters to the vulgar passions or plans of others (especially in order to make money)
    defiler, polluter
    a person or organization that causes pollution of the environment
    scalawag, scallywag
    a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    a bad person who entices others into error or wrongdoing
    a shockingly bad person
    snake, snake in the grass
    a deceitful or treacherous person
    someone who injures by trampling
    varmint, vermin
    an irritating or obnoxious person
    victimiser, victimizer
    a person who victimizes others
    abuser, maltreater
    someone who abuses
    a total destroyer
    aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker
    someone who attacks
    barrater, barrator
    someone guilty of barratry
    a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
    beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster
    someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    delinquent, juvenile delinquent
    a young offender
    defector, deserter
    a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
    a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman
    ganef, ganof, gonif, goniff
    (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
    iconoclast, image breaker
    a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    someone who transgresses; someone who violates a law or command
    one guilty of malfeasance
    someone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities
    no-show, nonattender, truant
    someone who shirks duty
    culprit, perpetrator
    someone who perpetrates wrongdoing
    (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
    blood, profligate, rake, rakehell, rip, roue
    a dissolute man in fashionable society
    backslider, recidivist, reversionist
    someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
    miscreant, reprobate
    a person without moral scruples
    diversionist, saboteur, wrecker
    someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    ladies' man, lady killer, seducer
    a man who takes advantage of women
    a woman who seduces
    a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
    pettifogger, shyster
    a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
    evildoer, sinner
    a person who sins (without repenting)
    slave dealer, slave trader, slaver
    a person engaged in slave trade
    supplanter, usurper
    one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
    someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
    someone who assaults others sexually
    war criminal
    an offender who violates international law during times of war
    philanderer, womaniser, womanizer
    a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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