Student Thesaurus

One entry found for crime.
Entry Word: crime
Function: noun
Text: 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 criminality, lawbreaking, lawlessness
Related Words malfeasance, misconduct; wrongdoing; evil, immorality, sin, wickedness; corruption, depravity; malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, offense (or offence), transgression, trespass
2 a regrettable or blameworthy act <it's a crime to waste food, so give the rest of the pizza to me>
Synonyms disgrace, pity, shame, sin
Related Words outrage, scandal
3 a breaking of a moral or legal code <anyone who commits a crime can expect to go to jail> -- see OFFENSE 1
4 a cause of shame <her only crime was saying the wrong thing at the wrong time> -- see DISGRACE 2