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1. recidivist

noun. ['rəˈsɪdɪˌvɪst'] someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior.

Synonyms

  • offender
  • reversionist
  • wrongdoer

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow

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2. recidivist

noun. ['rəˈsɪdɪˌvɪst'] someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior).

Synonyms

  • habitual criminal
  • repeater
  • felon
  • outlaw
  • criminal
  • crook

Antonyms

  • lawful
  • right
  • innocent
  • 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.

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