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The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
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  1. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
  2. The condition of being offended, esp. of feeling hurt, resentful, or angry; umbrage
  3. Something that outrages moral sensibilities:
A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
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  1. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
  2. The act or an instance of transgressing; breach of a law, duty, etc.
  3. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata. The sequence of sedimentary strata formed by transgressions and regressions provides information about the changes in sea level during a particular geologic time.
A misdeed.
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  1. A misdeed.
  2. The act or an instance of misbehaving; minor transgression
  3. (Law) Any minor offense, as the breaking of a municipal ordinance, for which statute provides a lesser punishment than for a felony: the penalty is usually a fine or imprisonment for a short time (usually less than one year) in a local jail, workhouse, etc.
A grave or serious form of crime, typically punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, as opposed to a misdemeanor. A grave or serious form of crime, typically punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, as opposed to a misdemeanor.
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  1. A grave or serious form of crime, typically punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, as opposed to a misdemeanor. A grave or serious form of crime, typically punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, as opposed to a misdemeanor.
  2. Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by capital or other serious punishment.
  3. One of several serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or robbery, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor.
The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated:
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  1. The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated:
  2. Desecration of something sacred, as a church
  3. Infringement or breach, as of a law, rule, right, etc.
Great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense
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  1. Great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense
  2. An act of extreme violence or viciousness:
  3. Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste:
Immoral behavior
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  1. Immoral behavior
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being immoral; vice.
  3. An immoral act or practice; vice
A wrong or wicked act; crime, sin, etc.
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  1. A wrong or wicked act; crime, sin, etc.
  2. A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing.
Violation of a copyright, patent, or trademark. Violation of a copyright, patent, or trademark.
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  1. Violation of a copyright, patent, or trademark. Violation of a copyright, patent, or trademark.
  2. A violation, as of a law, regulation, or agreement.
  3. An encroachment, as of a right or privilege:
(Uncountable) Violation of standards of behavior.
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  1. (Uncountable) Violation of standards of behavior.
  2. (Countable) An instance of doing wrong.
  3. Any act or behavior that is wrong; the doing of wrong; transgression
Moral corruption or degradation.
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  1. Moral corruption or degradation.
  2. A depraved condition; corruption; wickedness
  3. A depraved act or practice
A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
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  1. A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
  2. An abominating; great hatred and disgust; loathing
  3. Anything hateful and disgusting
Deliberate wrongdoing, especially by government or military officials.
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  1. Deliberate wrongdoing, especially by government or military officials.
  2. Unlawful, bad, or dishonest management, esp. by a governmental or military official; specif., malfeasance
  3. Dishonest or bad management, especially by persons entrusted or engaged to act on another's behalf.
The act or process of corrupting.
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  1. The act or process of corrupting.
  2. The act or fact of making, becoming, or being corrupt
  3. Something corrupted, as an improperly altered word or text
A bad or harmful trick or habit, as of a horse or dog
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  1. A bad or harmful trick or habit, as of a horse or dog
  2. In old English morality plays, a character, often a buffoon, representing a vice or vice in general
  3. A slight personal failing; a foible:
The fact or state of being villainous
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  1. The fact or state of being villainous
  2. Evil or vicious character or behaviour.
  3. Villainous conduct or action:
Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.
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  1. Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.
  2. Lack of righteousness or justice; wickedness
  3. A grossly immoral act; a sin.
Failure or neglect to do what duty or law requires
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  1. Failure or neglect to do what duty or law requires
  2. An offense or misdemeanor; a misdeed.
  3. A failure, by act or omission, to perform a legal or contractual obligation.
An act or omission showing such lack of care.
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  1. An act or omission showing such lack of care.
  2. Habitual failure to do the required thing
  3. (Law) Failure to use a reasonable amount of care when such failure results in injury or damage to another
That which is unjust, immoral, or improper:
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  1. That which is unjust, immoral, or improper:
  2. An unjust, injurious, or immoral act:
  3. The condition of being in error or at fault:
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  1. Sin [1290]
  2. (--- Law) An illegal act done forcefully against another's person, rights, or property; also, legal action for damages resulting from this
  3. (Law) Any of various torts involving interference to another's enjoyment of his property, especially the act of being present on another's land without lawful excuse.
Wrongdoing; crime
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Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
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  1. Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
  2. An unlawful act, particularly one committed by a public official. An unlawful act, particularly one committed by a public official.
The branch of the legal system or legal code that deals with such wrongs.
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  1. The branch of the legal system or legal code that deals with such wrongs.
  2. A wrongful act, injury, or damage (not involving a breach of contract), for which a civil action can be brought
  3. A wrong that is committed by someone who is legally obligated to provide a certain amount of carefulness in behavior to another and that causes injury to that person, who may seek compensation in a civil suit for damages.
The committing of a breach, typically of a duty.
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  1. The committing of a breach, typically of a duty.
  2. An increase in land caused by the recession of sea, river, or other body of water formerly covering it. Ownership is a function of how rapidly the water receded. See also reliction.
  3. The act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned
The act or series of acts that constitute a crime.
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  1. The act or series of acts that constitute a crime.
  2. The quality, state, or fact of being criminal
  3. A criminal practice or act.
A phrase denoting a variety of nonviolent crimes and commercial offenses committed by business people, public officials, and con artists. Consumer fraud, bribery, stock manipulation, and embezzlement are among the improprieties in this category. A phrase denoting a variety of nonviolent crimes and commercial offenses committed by business people, public officials, and con artists. Consumer fraud, bribery, stock manipulation, and embezzlement are among the improprieties in this category.
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  1. A phrase denoting a variety of nonviolent crimes and commercial offenses committed by business people, public officials, and con artists. Consumer fraud, bribery, stock manipulation, and embezzlement are among the improprieties in this category. A phrase denoting a variety of nonviolent crimes and commercial offenses committed by business people, public officials, and con artists. Consumer fraud, bribery, stock manipulation, and embezzlement are among the improprieties in this category.
  2. A crime, as fraud, embezzlement, etc., committed by a person in business, government, or a profession in the course of occupational activities
Malicious gossip; defamatory or slanderous talk
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  1. Malicious gossip; defamatory or slanderous talk
  2. A person, thing, or circumstance that causes or ought to cause disgrace or outrage:
  3. Talk that is damaging to one's character; malicious gossip.
The act or an instance of infringing, as of a law or rule; a violation.
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  1. The act or an instance of infringing, as of a law or rule; a violation.
Atrocious behavior or condition; brutality, cruelty, etc.
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  1. Atrocious behavior or condition; brutality, cruelty, etc.
  2. (Informal) A very displeasing or tasteless thing
  3. An appalling or atrocious act, situation, or object, especially an act of unusual or illegal cruelty inflicted by an armed force on civilians or prisoners.
Enormous size or extent; vastness
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  1. Enormous size or extent; vastness
  2. (Usage Problem) Great size; immensity.
  3. A monstrous or outrageous act; very wicked crime
Any crime in violation of international law or accepted laws of war or of assumed norms of humane behavior, committed in connection with a war as by a member of a belligerent nation's military forces or government
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  1. Any crime in violation of international law or accepted laws of war or of assumed norms of humane behavior, committed in connection with a war as by a member of a belligerent nation's military forces or government
A mass killing or other atrocity committed in furtherance of a program of genocide
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  1. A mass killing or other atrocity committed in furtherance of a program of genocide
A sin, such as murder or blasphemy, that is so heinous it deprives the soul of sanctifying grace and causes damnation if unforgiven at the time of death.
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  1. A sin, such as murder or blasphemy, that is so heinous it deprives the soul of sanctifying grace and causes damnation if unforgiven at the time of death.
The quality or state of being illegal.
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  1. The quality or state of being illegal.
  2. An illegal act.
A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing.
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  1. A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing.
  2. A wrong or wicked act; crime, sin, etc.
Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
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  1. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
  2. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
  3. The act of breaking a law; sin or crime; transgression
One of several serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or robbery, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor.
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  1. One of several serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or robbery, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor.
  2. A grave or serious form of crime, typically punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, as opposed to a misdemeanor. A grave or serious form of crime, typically punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, as opposed to a misdemeanor.
  3. Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by capital or other serious punishment.
Reckless mischief.
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  1. Reckless mischief.
  2. Reckless mischief, fun, etc.
  3. Evil magic; witchcraft.
A dealing with devils, as by sorcery or witchcraft
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  1. A dealing with devils, as by sorcery or witchcraft
  2. Devilish conduct; deviltry.
  3. Lore about devils, diabolism, etc.
That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction:
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  1. That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction:
  2. Moral wickedness; depravity; sin
  3. The quality of being morally bad or wrong; wickedness.
(Uncountable) The state or quality of being immoral; vice.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being immoral; vice.
  2. The quality or condition of being immoral.
  3. An immoral act or practice; vice
Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.
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  1. Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.
  2. Lack of righteousness or justice; wickedness
  3. A grossly immoral act; a sin.
A wrong or wicked act; crime, sin, etc.
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  1. A wrong or wicked act; crime, sin, etc.
  2. A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing.
Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
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  1. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
  2. Something that outrages moral sensibilities:
  3. The condition of being offended, esp. of feeling hurt, resentful, or angry; umbrage
Sinfulness
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The condition of being guilty of continued offense against God, religion, or good morals
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  1. The condition of being guilty of continued offense against God, religion, or good morals
  2. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
  3. Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong.
That which is unjust, immoral, or improper:
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  1. That which is unjust, immoral, or improper:
  2. An unjust, injurious, or immoral act:
  3. The condition of being in error or at fault:
(Uncountable) Violation of standards of behavior.
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  1. (Uncountable) Violation of standards of behavior.
  2. (Countable) An instance of doing wrong.
  3. Any act or behavior that is wrong; the doing of wrong; transgression
Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
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  1. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
  2. A violation or infraction of a moral or social code; a transgression or sin.
  3. The act of breaking a law; sin or crime; transgression
Great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense
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  1. Great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense
  2. An act of extreme violence or viciousness:
  3. Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste:
One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter shin by having a dot above the left side of the letter.
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  1. One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter shin by having a dot above the left side of the letter.
  2. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
  3. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
The ability to feel such compassion
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  1. The ability to feel such compassion
  2. A matter of regret:
  3. Sorrow felt for another's suffering or misfortune; compassion; sympathy
A tendency to have feelings of this kind, or a capacity for such feeling
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  1. A tendency to have feelings of this kind, or a capacity for such feeling
  2. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish:
  3. Respect for propriety or morality:
(Slang) An adverse reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.
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  1. (Slang) An adverse reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.
  2. (Slang) One that depresses, frustrates, or disappoints:
  3. (Slang) Any unpleasant or unsatisfactory thing or experience
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