An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (evil-doing)
a. criminal
El policía hizo su misión librar el barrio de los jóvenes malhechores.The police officer made it his mission to rid the neighborhood of criminal youth.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (wrongdoer)
a. criminal
El malhechor tenía un pasamontaña y una pistola.The criminal was wearing a ski mask and holding a pistol.
b. delinquent
Los malhechores escaparon del banco en una furgoneta blanca.The delinquents escaped from the bank in a white van.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. criminal
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malhechora malhechora
delinquent; criminal
banda de malhechores bunch of delinquents
Una banda de malhechores asaltaba, en menos de media hora, los pub barcelonenses
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