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)
law-breaking.
crime (noun)
infraction, outrage, offense, law-breaking, injustice, atrocity, transgression, misdemeanor, violation, mischief, felony, infringement, breach.
dishonesty (noun)
corruption.
evil (noun)
criminality, Peccancy.
misconduct (noun)
delinquency, wrongdoing.
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.
vice (noun)
corruption, enormity.

Other synonyms:

evildoing, kiss of death, Peccancy, bummer, wrongdoing, malfeasance, Diablerie, disincentive. attempt, hammer blow, deterrence, illegality. deterrent, goad, deviltry. pity. count. cloud. case. blow. delinquency
dereliction.
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

  1. 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
  2. " Your son has had a hard life, I fear, in your absence," said Mr. Fairfax, glancing curiously at the stranger, who did not look at all like a man capable of crime – Archie's Mistake by G. E. Wyatt
  3. Moyse's crime is great, and mercy to him would be a crime in me. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau