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crime

crime

 
 
pronunciation:
kraIm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act that violates the law of a state, nation, or other entity, and that endangers the public welfare in some way.
Armed robbery is a serious crime.He committed his first crime when he was fourteen.Poor people were the victims of this awful crime.
synonyms:
felony, offense
similar words:
malefaction, malfeasance, misdemeanor, transgression, violation
definition 2: an act against moral or natural law; sin.
It's a crime that these children are allowed to go hungry and homeless.Cutting down all those trees is a crime in my opinion.
synonyms:
iniquity, offense, sin, transgression, trespass, vice
similar words:
depravity, villainy
definition 3: illegal activity in general.
The mayor promised to put a stop to crime.Her novels are always about crime.
synonyms:
unlawfulness
similar words:
corruption, injustice, misbehavior, misconduct, wrongdoing
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