(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. evildoer; sinner, transgressor, profligate, libertine; oppressor, despot, tyrant (see authority); incendiary, anarchist, destroyer, vandal, iconoclast, terrorist; arsonist. Informal, bad guy, firebug.
a. savage, brute, ruffian, barbarian, caitiff, desperado; godfather, bully, rough, hooligan, hoodlum, gangster, mafioso, good fellow, tough, plug-ugly, hellion, gorilla; fraud, swindler, confidence man, thief (see stealing); murderer, gunman, killer (see killing); villain, miscreant, rascal, knave, cad, scalawag, rogue, badman, scapegrace, rowdy, scamp, apache; pimp, procurer, whoremaster, white slaver; criminal, felon, convict (See prison); delinquent, troublemaker; forger; black sheep, blackguard, prodigal son, fallen angel, ne'er-do-well. Informal, bad news, perp. Slang, hood, mobster; bad actor, cad, cunt, beast, nonce, buck, homeboy, ratfink, scum-sucker, shag, skinhead, torpedo.
b. hag, beldam[e], Jezebel, jade, nag, shrew, fishwife; murderess; ogress, harpy, Fury, maenad; adulteress, paramour, mistress; prostitute, whore (see impurity); dragon, harridan, vixen, virago; witch, siren, Circe, Delilah, Medusa, Gorgon; enchantress, sorceress. Slang, megabitch.
3. monster, fiend, demon, devil, devil incarnate, fiend in human shape; Frankenstein's monster; cannibal, bloodsucker, vampire, ghoul, vulture, ogre.
4. (traitor) culprit, offender, malefactor; recidivist; traitor, betrayer, Judas [Iscariot], Benedict Arnold, Quisling; conspirator, snake in the grass; turncoat, renegade, apostate; informer. Slang, rat, squealer, bad or rotten egg, bad actor. See improbity.
Quotations — The soul of a murderer is blind (Albert Camus), He that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts... himself is his own dungeon (John Milton), All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural propensities (Edmund Burke).
Antonyms, see goodness, benevolence.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. malefactor, sinner, wrongdoer; see criminal .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
criminal, devil, sociopath, psychopath, felon, *Hitler, murderer, sinner, lawbreaker, gangster, servant of Satan, gangbanger.

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