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Synonyms for transgression
trænsˈgrɛʃ ən, trænz-trans·gres·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. transgression

    Sin is any lack of holiness, any defect of moral purity and truth, whether in heart or life, whether of commission or omission. "All unrighteousness is sin," 1 John v, 17. Transgression, as its etymology indicates, is the stepping over a specific enactment, whether of God or man, ordinarily by overt act, but in the broadest sense, in volition or desire. Sin may be either act or state; transgression is always an act, mental or physical. Crime is often used for a flagrant violation of right, but in the technical sense denotes specific violation of human law. Guilt is desert of and exposure to punishment because of sin. Depravity denotes not any action, but a perverted moral condition from which any act of sin may proceed. Sin in the generic sense, as denoting a state of heart, is synonymous with depravity; in the specific sense, as in the expression a sin, the term may be synonymous with transgression, crime, offense, misdeed, etc., or may denote some moral activity that could not be characterized by terms so positive. Immorality denotes outward violation of the moral law. Sin is thus the broadest word, and immorality next in scope; all crimes, properly so called, and all immoralities, are sins; but there may be sin, as ingratitude, which is neither crime, transgression, nor immorality; and there may be immorality which is not crime, as falsehood. Compare CRIMINAL.

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    Synonyms:
    crime, criminality, delinquency, depravity, evil, fault, guilt, ill-doing, immorality, iniquity, misdeed, offense, sin, ungodliness, unrighteousness, vice, viciousness, wickedness, wrong, wrong-doing

    Antonyms:
    blamelessness, excellence, godliness, goodness, holiness, innocence, integrity, morality, purity, rectitude, right, righteousness, sinlessness, uprightness, virtue

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 4 votes

  1. transgression

    Synonyms:
    offence, fault, sin, crime

Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 3 votes

  1. transgression, evildoingnoun

    the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

    "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

    Synonyms:
    evildoing

  2. transgressionnoun

    the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata

    Synonyms:
    evildoing

  3. transgressionnoun

    the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit

    Synonyms:
    evildoing

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. transgressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    infringement, violation, infraction, breach, non-observance

  2. transgressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    sin, offence, crime, misdemeanor, misdeed, misdoing, fault, trespass, evil deed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. transgressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    violation, infringement, infraction

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "transgression":

    violation, infringement, trespassing

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#188664ungodliness
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How to use transgression in a sentence?

  1. Tim Benz:

    As far as actions off the field and what priorities are, I think that line was drawn a long time ago with any number of people you could point to that were brought back to help teams win games after various levels of transgression, whether it was Kareem Hunt or Michael Vick, or when Ben Roethlisberger was accused of sexual misconduct twice and was never actually charged with any crimes, Kareem Hunt still got suspended for six games and was brought back and went on to have a career that Kareem Hunt or Michael Vick just honored Kareem Hunt for for an entire year in Pittsburgh.

  2. Tanielle Naus:

    A kiss, is the physical transgression of the mental connection which has already taken place.

  3. Mangabeira Unger:

    Not even her worst adversaries have accused her of any moral transgression.

  4. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    To ignore it would be a serious international transgression.

  5. The Talmud:

    He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity.


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