Crime and Misconduct


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Crime noun – Activities that are in violation of the laws of the state.
Usage example: a promise by the president to step up the war against crime

Misconduct is a synonym for crime in lawbreaking topic. In some cases you can use "Misconduct" instead a noun "Crime", when it comes to topics like offense against the law.
Nearby Words: criminal, criminally
Synonyms for Crime


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Misconduct noun – Improper or illegal behavior.
Usage example: some rough play got the hockey player fined for misconduct on the ice

Crime is a synonym for misconduct in wrongdoing topic. You can use "Crime" instead a noun "Misconduct".
Synonyms for Misconduct

How words are described

violent violent crime violent misconduct
serious serious crime serious misconduct
criminal criminal crime criminal misconduct
supposed supposed crime supposed misconduct
Other adjectives: major, possible, minor, magical, alleged.

Both words in one sentence

  • The DA bungles the case, first by accidentally showing a reconstructed video of the crime with his face tacked on instead of the video with the faceless model, then by showing up drunk to the hearing to determine if the case should be thrown out on her misconduct.
  • Appeal to Worse Problems In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in the US, a number of pundits and politicians downplayed the seriousness of possible police misconduct by saying that black-on-black crime is far worse, falling squarely into this trope.
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