noun. ['rəˈsɪdɪˌvɪst'] someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior.
Words that Rhyme with Recidivist
noun. ['rəˈsɪdɪˌvɪst'] someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior).
- habitual criminal
- straight line
Example sentences of the word recidivist
1. Noun, singular or mass
Lawyers sometimes use pre-sentence investigations to try to reduce their clients' sentences, especially if the investigation would help convince a judge that their client has an unmarred background or would not likely be a recidivist.