Thesaurus

crime

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crime

  1. 1 activities that are in violation of the laws of the state a promise by the president to step up the war against crime Synonyms of crime criminality, lawbreaking, lawlessness Words Related to crime outlawry; gangsterism, hooliganism, racketeering; malfeasance, misconduct; wrongdoing; evil, immorality, sin, wickedness; corruption, depravity; malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, offense (or offence), transgression, trespass

  2. 2 a regrettable or blameworthy act it's a crime to waste food, so give the rest of the pizza to me Synonyms of crime disgrace, pity, shame, sin Words Related to crime outrage, scandal

  3. 3 a breaking of a moral or legal code anyone who commits a crime should expect to be punished for it Synonyms of crime breach, offense, debt, error, lawbreaking, malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, sin, transgression, trespass, violation, wrongdoingWords Related to crime 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 crime blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, innocence, irreproachability; goodness, morality, righteousness, virtue, virtuousnessAntonyms of crime noncrime

Synonym Discussion of crime

offense, sin, vice, crime, scandal mean a transgression of law. offense applies to the infraction of any law, rule, or code.
    • at that school no offense went unpunished
sin implies an offense against moral or religious law.
    • the sin of blasphemy
vice applies to a habit or practice that degrades or corrupts.
    • regarded gambling as a vice
crime implies a serious offense punishable by the law of the state.
    • the crime of murder
scandal applies to an offense that outrages the public conscience.
    • a career ruined by a sex scandal


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