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Synonyms for mafia
ˈmɑ fi ə, ˈmæf i əmafi·a

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  1. Mafianoun

    A crime syndicate

    mob, Cosa Nostra

  2. Mafianoun

    A trusted group of associates of a political leader

    Somehow he managed to piss off the Russian Mafia.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mafia, Maffia, Cosa Nostranoun

    a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia


  2. Mafia, Maffia, Sicilian Mafianoun

    a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century


  3. mafia, maffianoun

    any tightly knit group of trusted associates


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mafia":

    mob, mafias, mobster, shay

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  1. Anil Swarup:

    In the coal sector, the mining is underground and the Mafia is underground. In the education sector,it is the other way round.

  2. Manager Tahsin Yasin:

    Illegal tax collection did happen under Yanukovich. Luckily it didn't affect us then, but they are targeting us now despite supposed reforms, we are dealing with a completely unprofessional mafia who are there simply to extort as much as they can while in office.

  3. Matteo Salvini:

    That is crazy, it's a lack of respect for people, magistrates, journalists, policemen and victims of the mafia.

  4. Seth Ferranti:

    I was surprised Alpo was being that bold and brash – the dude is not bulletproof, a lot of these Mafia mobsters are on YouTube or the internet as well-known informants enjoying their notoriety and their infamy on social media but they’re even not going back to where they’re from.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    This is how a mafia boss talks, what have you done for us? Weve done so much for you. But theres not much reciprocity. I have a favor I want to ask you. And what is that favor? Of course, the favor is to investigate his political rival. A classic mafia-like shakedown a foreign leader.

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