Definition of malefactor:
hoodlum, convict, evildoer, delinquent, wrongdoer, ruffian, varlet, culprit, rapscallion, jailbird, rascal, wretch, offender, criminal, tough, hellhound, rough, bum, felon, sinner, murderer, thug, whitlow, transgressor, rowdy, rogue, gorilla, turn, twist, rounder, black sheep, bend, outlaw, bad egg, crimes, villain, vagabond, scoundrel, outcast, scapegrace, lawbreaker, holy terror, crook, shepherd's crook, scamp.
- "The Ball and The Cross", G.K. Chesterton.
So strange a combination is that mystery which we term Human Nature, that a touch of adverse circumstance may transform a quiet, peaceable, law- abiding citizen into a malefactor whose heart is filled with a desire for vengeance, stopping at nothing to accomplish it.- "Revenge!", by Robert Barr.
- "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.