Synonyms for Crime:
n.delinquency, immorality, enormity, depravity, dereliction, criminality, corruption, sin, attempt, lawlessness, malfeasance, misconduct, count, wrong, negligence, vice, case, trespass, scandal, wrongdoing, misdeed. deterrence, goad, disincentive, blow, kiss of death, cloud, deterrent, illegality, hammer blow. •act (noun)
infraction, outrage, offense, law-breaking, injustice, atrocity, transgression, misdemeanor, violation, mischief, felony, infringement, breach.
•offense against the law (noun)
depravity, wrong, corruption, criminality, case, trespass, immorality, misconduct, wrongdoing, transgression, infringement, felony, enormity, infraction, misdemeanor, outrage, atrocity, dereliction, vice, lawlessness, misdeed, malfeasance, breach, illegality, violation, delinquency, scandal.
evildoing, kiss of death, Peccancy, bummer, wrongdoing, malfeasance, Diablerie, disincentive. attempt, hammer blow, deterrence, illegality. deterrent, goad, deviltry. pity. count. cloud. case. blow. •delinquency
•Other relevant words:
enormity, delinquency, trespass, bummer, wrong, vice, immorality, sin, corruption, criminality, law-breaking, goad, depravity, blow, Peccancy, malfeasance, case, dereliction, wrongdoing, deterrence, evildoing, deviltry, Diablerie, lawlessness, illegality, misdeed, scandal, misconduct, pity, deterrent.
Usage examples for crime
The man persisted that, having already more than he could support, it would be a greater crime to preserve a life condemned to want and misery, than to take it away without pain. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow