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Synonyms for crime

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crime

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, curse, detestation, disgust, evil, execration, hatred, horror, iniquity, nuisance, offense, plague, shame, villainy, wickedness

    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

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  1. crime

    offense, misdeed, wrong, misdemeanor, felony, enormity

    good deed, well-doing, duty, obligation, exploit, achievement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breakingnoun

    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

    "a long record of crimes"

    offense, criminal offence, criminal offense, discourtesy, offensive, umbrage, offensive activity, offence, law-breaking

  2. crimenoun

    an evil act not necessarily punishable by law

    "crimes of the heart"

    offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking, offence

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  1. illegal activity

    illegal actions

    nda's are not an ethical concealment of crimes.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crimenoun

    FELONY, aggravated misdemeanor, gross offence (especially against human law), infraction of law

  2. crimenoun

    sin, transgression, iniquity, wickedness, unrighteousness, wrong, delinquency

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crimenoun

    felony, atrocity, outrage, enormity, offense, transgression, misdemeanor, malefaction, dereliction

    Associated words:
    criminology, criminologist, criminality, recidivism, recidivist

  2. crimenoun

    Associated words:
    accessory, accomplice, perpetrate, perpetration, perpetrator, incorrigible


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  1. Merrick Garland:

    Here, today, the threat of violent crime – particularly gun crime – is a tragedy that is just ongoing, i feel it particularly in my hometown here.

  2. Wisconsins Barnes:

    I'll make sure our police have the resources and training they need to keep our communities safe and that our communities have the resources to stop crime before it happens.

  3. Anonymous:

    Crime, like disease, is not interesting it is something to be done away with by general consent, and that is all about it.

  4. Gordon Chang:

    What they have done is really Gods work, over a long period of time, this group has been able to do some very important things that governments have not wanted to do and have not been able to do. And also we know that the group took thumb drives out of the North Korean embassy in Madrid, they gave them to the FBI and this is important because North Korean embassies are really centers of crime. North Korea raises money through criminal activities, which are centered on the embassies. I am sure that we found a lot of information about how North Korea launders money through Europe, because of the information this group gave to federal authorities.

  5. Julia Arredondo:

    As shown in their hour-long press conference together on Friday, the mayor and commissioner are closely working together to beat back crime.

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