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1. outlaw

verb. ['ˈaʊtˌlɔ'] declare illegal; outlaw.

Synonyms

  • interdict
  • veto
  • forbid
  • proscribe
  • censor
  • criminalize
  • illegalize
  • nix
  • illegalise
  • ban
  • criminalise
  • disallow

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow

Etymology

  • outlaue (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Outlaw

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Example sentences of the word outlaw


1. Noun, singular or mass
Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.

Quotes containing the word outlaw


1. When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
- Nelson Mandela

2. Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make"and "stay"become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.
- Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

3. To be an outlaw you must first have a base in law to reject and get out of, I never had such a base. I never had a place I could call home that meant any more than a key to a house, apartment or hotel room. … Am I alien? Alien from what exactly? Perhaps my home is my dream city, more real than my waking life precisely because it has no relation to waking life…
- William S. Burroughs

2. outlaw

noun. ['ˈaʊtˌlɔ'] someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime.

Synonyms

  • jail bird
  • scofflaw
  • hoodlum
  • murderer
  • smuggler
  • blackmailer
  • kidnaper
  • thug
  • criminal
  • moon curser
  • desperate criminal
  • pusher
  • felon
  • moll
  • recidivist
  • treasonist
  • punk
  • toughie
  • snatcher
  • manslayer
  • contrabandist
  • mafioso
  • kidnapper
  • gangster's moll
  • incendiary
  • jailbird
  • extortionist
  • lawbreaker
  • desperado
  • parolee
  • suborner
  • raper
  • liquidator
  • highbinder
  • arsonist
  • crook
  • highjacker
  • plotter
  • abductor
  • drug peddler
  • racketeer
  • extortioner
  • briber
  • fugitive
  • hijacker
  • moonshiner
  • violator
  • accessory
  • firebug
  • rapist
  • peddler
  • fugitive from justice
  • traitor
  • stealer
  • drug dealer
  • accessary
  • malefactor
  • thief
  • habitual criminal
  • runner
  • gun moll
  • drug trafficker
  • repeater
  • probationer
  • tough
  • hood
  • law offender
  • strong-armer
  • machinator
  • gangster
  • mobster
  • bootlegger
  • goon
  • conspirator
  • moon-curser
  • coconspirator
  • principal

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • long
  • unsupportive
  • tender

Etymology

  • outlaue (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. outlaw

adjective. ['ˈaʊtˌlɔ'] disobedient to or defiant of law.

Synonyms

  • lawless

Antonyms

  • liberator
  • right

Etymology

  • outlaue (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. outlaw

adjective. ['ˈaʊtˌlɔ'] contrary to or forbidden by law.

Synonyms

  • illegal
  • unlawful
  • illicit
  • outlawed

Antonyms

  • innocent
  • superior
  • unprovocative
  • noncombustible

Etymology

  • outlaue (Middle English (1100-1500))
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