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breach

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of breach

  1. 1 a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation the president's deliberate misstatements were widely seen as a breach of the public trust Synonyms of breach contravention, infraction, infringement, transgression, trespass, violation Words Related to breach misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, offense (or offence), sin, wrong; disregard, forgetting, ignoring, nonobservance, overlooking; delinquency, dereliction, neglect; encroachment, intrusion, invasion Near Antonyms of breach respecting, upholding Antonyms of breach noninfringement, nonviolation, observance

  2. 2 a breaking of a moral or legal code cheating on the exam was a serious breach of the military academy's honor code Synonyms of breach offense, crime, debt, error, lawbreaking, malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, sin, transgression, trespass, violation, wrongdoingWords Related to breach bias crime, hate crime; felony, misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance; fault, foible, peccadillo; break, infringement; immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, sinfulness, vice, wickedness; corruption, debauchery, depravity, licentiousness; abuse, criminality, illegality, lawlessness, unlawfulness; descent, downfall, fallNear Antonyms of breach blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, innocence, irreproachability; goodness, morality, righteousness, virtue, virtuousnessAntonyms of breach noncrime

  3. 3 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge) the cat got out of the yard through a breach in the hedge Synonyms of breach gap, break, discontinuity, gulf, hiatus, hole, interstice, interval, opening, rent, rift, separation, voidWords Related to breach chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, fissure; notch, slit, slot, split; interspace, pore; abyss, aperture, cavity, chasm, gape, orifice; fracture, rupture, severance, sundering


breach

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of breach

  1. to fail to keep a builder being sued by a homeowner for breaching a contract Synonyms of breach violate, break, contravene, fracture, infringe, offend, traduce, transgressWords Related to breach disobey, rebel; blow off, brush (off), disregard, flout, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, tune out, wink (at); dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, resist, withstandNear Antonyms of breach defer (to), serve, submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, watchAntonyms of breach comply (with), conform (to), follow, mind, obey, observe



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