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trespass

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of trespass

  1. 1 a breaking of a moral or legal code forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us Synonyms of trespass breach, crime, debt, error, lawbreaking, malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, sin, transgression, offense, violation, wrongdoingWords Related to trespass 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 trespass blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, innocence, irreproachability; goodness, morality, righteousness, virtue, virtuousnessAntonyms of trespass noncrime

  2. 2 a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation plagiarism is a serious trespass of academic integrity Synonyms of trespass contravention, infraction, infringement, transgression, breach, violationWords Related to trespass misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, offense (or offence), sin, wrong; disregard, forgetting, ignoring, nonobservance, overlooking; delinquency, dereliction, neglect; encroachment, intrusion, invasionNear Antonyms of trespass respecting, upholdingAntonyms of trespass noninfringement, nonviolation, observance


trespass

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of trespass

  1. to commit an offense I consider him to be trespassing against all of us when he trespasses against any one of us Synonyms of trespass err, fall, sin, stray, transgress, offend, wanderWords Related to trespass breach, break, infringe, violate; backslide, lapse; mess upNear Antonyms of trespass forgive, justify, pardon; regret, repent, rue

Synonym Discussion of trespass

trespass, encroach, infringe, invade mean to make inroads upon the property, territory, or rights of another. trespass implies an unwarranted or unlawful intrusion.
    • hunters trespassing on farmland
encroach suggests gradual or stealthy entrance upon another's territory or usurpation of another's rights or possessions.
    • the encroaching settlers displacing the native peoples
infringe implies an encroachment clearly violating a right or prerogative.
    • infringing a copyright
invade implies a hostile and injurious entry into the territory or sphere of another.
    • accused of invading their privacy


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